The Nation: Curtain Call

Hollywood is without rivals in shedding a tear for itself, and so the Hollywood Citizen News recorded the recent events in Indochina with a banner headline: SHOW BIZ & U.S.O. KAPUT IN VIETNAM. The Citizen News looked back over the ten-year history of the U.S.O. club in Saigon "furnishing chili, hamburgers, pool, and show business personalities to the most appreciative customers in the world," and suggested that "a residual sadness is left. No more Bob Hope. No more Raquel Welch." They might also have mentioned no more soul nights (fried chicken and greens), Puerto Rican nights (whole roast pig), Jewish nights...