Korean War Veterans, if you didn’t get to see Marilyn Monroe perform for the troops at the 38th Parallel in Korea in 1954, everyone will have a chance to see her on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, right here in Crossville at the USO Show at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville.
Although Monroe performed 23 shows in Korea in seven days, she is scheduled for only two performances locally: Sunday, Nov. 11, at the 2 p.m. matinee and at the 6 p. m. evening show. During those two shows “Marilyn,” portrayed by the popular, talented Ruth Lucas, will treat the audience to her sultry rendition of “I Wanna Be Loved by You.”
The USO-style radio variety show is produced by The Crab-Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution annually in November as a tribute to all veterans in the area who have served the country so loyally in times of war and peace.
This year’s USO Show will feature favorite local performers portraying popular entertainers from the 1940s World War II, 1950s Korean War, and 1960s and ‘70s Viet Nam War eras.
The show is the primary fund-raising event of the local DAR Chapter. Proceeds from the show will go toward the chapter’s historic preservation, education, and patriotic projects in the local community.
Tickets are selling fast, and since last year’s shows were sold out, hurry to get a $12 reserved-seat tickets now on sale at the Palace Theatre or online at the Palace’s website at www.palacetheatre-crossville.com.