1936: Fifty-Fifth Annual Benefit on behalf of the Actor’s’ Fund of America

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The Fifty-Fifth Annual Benefit on behalf of the Actor’s’ Fund of America

Wednesday, July 1, 1936 at 8:30pm

The Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Hollywood

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Billed as “The Cavalcade of the Show World”, the show featured performances from a host of stars, including Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert performing a scene from It Happened One Night. Bela Lugosi and Rochelle Hudson performed a scene from Dracula.

The Fifty-Fifth Annual Benefit on behalf of the Actor's' Fund of America Programme

The Fifty-Fifth Annual Benefit on behalf of the Actor's' Fund of America

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Unknown newspaper June 16th/17th, 1936

55th annual Actors Fund Benefit

Daniel Frohman, 83-year-old dean of the American stage, comes to Hollywood to supervise the production of the 55th annual Actors Fund Benefit, staged by the Actors Fund of America of which Frohman is president. It will be staged July 1 at the Pan-Pacific auditorium in Los Angeles. Photo shows, left to right, some of the famous movie folk who meet him on his arrival. Front row: Minna Gombel, Dolores Costello Barrymore, Daniel Frohman, Ralph Morgan, and Anita Louise, who arrived from New on the same train. Back row: Leo Carillo and Edward Arnold and Bela Lugosi. The dog is “Buck”, famous canine actor. (image © Bettmann/CORBIS)