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In 2008 the Hollywood Canteen is revived by Creative Arts Temple members Jeff Cutler and Joann Roth-Oseary to serve lunch to 1,200 vets who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan (or any other US wars) and their families at noon Sunday at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration building. The Hollywood's canteen was started by Bette Davis and others during World War II as a place for soldiers and sailors. Visitors could eat while mingling with Hollywood actors who volunteered there. It served an estimated 3 million soldiers who dropped in.
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