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Two Weekend Events Supporting the Rosie the Riveter Foundation
The Women Pilots of Long Beach Chapter of the Ninety-Nines to Paint Air Mark at Rosie the Riveter Park

Saturday, June 11, 2011, beginning at 8am
Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, Corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street, Long Beach

The wonderful women pilots of the Ninety-Nines are continuing their long tradition of volunteering their time to paint a distinctive marking near or on an airfield to let other pilots know of the location. On Saturday, June 11, 8 female pilots from the Long Beach Chapter of the Ninety-Nines will paint a navigation compass in a 36-foot circle set at the end of the “flight path” at the south end of the park. The "flight path" features solar powered runway lights and silhouettes of airplanes etched in a landing pattern leading to the circle.

"Home Front Theater" Presents Since You Went Away at Art Theatre

Ladies and Gentlemen -- Get Ready for a Good Cry -- Art Theatre to Show 1944 Film "Since You Went Away"

Grab your favorite guy or gal and head on down to the Art Theatre on Sunday, June 12 at 11 am and step back in time as you watch the 1944 film "Since You Went Away" presented by The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation "Home Front Theater."

The very emotional 1944 film, Since You Went Away, depicts the life of a mother, played by Claudette Colbert, and her two daughters, played by Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple, on the home front at their father is away at work.  In their struggle to make ends meat, they take in a lodger.  However, the inconveniences and rationing cannot hinder the love affair of a daughter and the grandson of the lodger.  This movie won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Music, as well as, nominated for eight other nomination including Best Picture.  1940s newsreels will also be shown.

The screening will take place 11 a.m. at the Art Theater, 2025 4th Street in Long Beach.  Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested contribution of $20 for The Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation, a non profit organization established to develop and maintain the history of the women who worked on the home front in Long Beach during WWII.