Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Santa Monica--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.


Santa Monica--President of the United States

 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

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Santa Monica--Surgeon General

 4 February 1946

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Santa Monica--Dinner Dance

 Sunday 6 January 1946


Family Dinner Dance 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

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Santa Monica--New Year's Eve

Monday 31 December 1945

Eleanor and Gil attended a New Year's Eve party at Phil and Anne Gindoff's. 

Friday, August 19, 2022

Santa Monica--Holiday Party

 Sunday 30 December 1945

Newspaper Clippings

Harry and Ruth Markowitz hosted a party for 250 guests 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Santa Monica--Evening Together

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, August 12, 2022

Santa Monica--Christmas

 Tuesday 25 December 1945

Lt. Steingart, his family and friends celebrated.

Newspaper Clippings

Linda and Norma in New Christmas Coats

Holiday Card

Santa Monica--Greeting Card

 24 December 1945

The Steingart Family Holiday Greeting Card

Monday, August 8, 2022

Los Angeles--Checkage

 Saturday 22 December 1945

Lt. Steingart reported to the Separation Center. His orders mention "checkage" The act of marking with a check mark. The checkage of a name or of an item in a list. The items or amount to which attention is called by a check mark. He also signed an affidavit.

Orders Fifth Endorsement

Orders 6th Endorsement

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Los Angeles--Released

 Friday December 21, 1945

Lt. Steingart reported to the Los Angeles Separation Center and released from active duty.