Ernie Pyle Theatre, October 10, 1948

Though off limits to Japanese as patrons, several hundred Japanese were employed at the Ernie Pyle Theatre as performers, artists, typists, boilermen, and elevator operators. Five issues of the Ernie Pyle Theatre staff newsletter (September 1948 - May 1949) are held in the Prange Collection. The circulation ranged from 400 to 500 copies, presumably enough for all Japanese employees of the theatre. The newsletter included personal announcements (births, deaths, weddings), essays, short explanations of GI slang, movie reviews, and Haiku.