The house band would play from , and the main band would come on at 9. The bands played movie theaters too. Most theaters were set up for stage shows. Sometimes it was hard to choose. Oakland had a lot more live music than San Francisco. Remember, there were , servicemen in town who knew they were about to go overseas, and they just wanted to party.
And the ballrooms were the place to be. People came from down South and the Midwest. The shipyards paid well and you could work as many hours as you wanted. America was coming out of the Depression and all of a sudden people had money, but there was nothing to spend it on!
There was rationing, although it was a bit of a joke. There was gas rationing, and if you did have a car, that was a problem. You had an A, B or C card, and if you were working in defense you could get more gas coupons. You had an influx of people who were either 4-F, or if they were really skillful, they got deferments because they were more important to the war effort in their work.
The women came in and started taking over; this was really the breakthrough for hiring women in all industries: the military, the airplane industry when women began working on electronic parts. They actually hired dwarves or midgets to do the welding at the bottom of ships, where it got very narrow. Everybody worked back then because there was a lot of work.
They let seniors in high school, or year-old guys work in the shipyards if their parents okayed it. A lot of guys went to school only a half a day and did that. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
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