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Sunday, September 24, 2017

President of the United States of America

17 February 1946

Original certificate (17 February 1946) from the President of the United States signed by James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy. My dad had a photostat copy made of the certificate which was notarized as being an accurate copy.  A mystery. Why is the date of the notarization (5 January 1946) before the date on the certificate? 

Original certificate

Photostat of certificate

Notarization of the photostat

Friday, September 22, 2017

Released at Midnight

Sunday 18 February 1946

Lt. Steingart's one month and 26 day leave expired at midnight. He was released from all active duty.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Surgeon General

4 February 1946

Lt. Steingart received a letter from the Surgeon General of the United States Navy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dinner Dance

Sunday 6 January 1946

Family Party at Earl Carroll's

"Earl Carroll's theater, 6230 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California ... over the doors of the entrance Carroll had emblazoned the words "Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world." An "entertainment palace", the glamorous supper club-theater offered shows on a massive stage with a 60-foot (18 m) wide double revolving turntable and staircase and swings that could be lowered from the ceiling ... Another major feature at the theatre was its "Wall of Fame", where many of Hollywood's most glamorous stars had inscribed personal messages on individual concrete blocks... mounted on an outside wall of the building."  Wikepedia

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Year's Eve

Monday 31 December 1945

Eleanor and Gil attended a New Year's Eve party at Phil and Anne Gindoff's. Phil and Anne were the parent's of Dave Gindoff (brother-in-law).

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Friday 28 December 1945
Guesstimate of date

Excerpt from newspaper clipping

Photo probably at the Beverly Hills Hotel
From left to right: Eleanor, Gil, Libby Frug (Gil's sister), Nat Frug (Libby's husband), Deb Gindoff (Eleanor's sister), Dave Gindoff (Deb's husband) 

The Starlit Room in Hollywood opened in 1945 and featured cross dressing acts.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Tuesday 25 December 1945

Lt. Steingart, his family and friends celebrated.

Newspaper Clippings

Linda and Norma in New Christmas Coats

Holiday Card