Bus Routes to the Muny and Guarantors of the 1943 Opera Season
It appears as if bus service to the Muny at Forest Park during World War II was very comprehensive! Bus service extended as far as Gravois and Hampton, Grand and Holly Hills, 3rd and Washington (downtown), Florissant and Kingshighway, and Delmar and DeBalviere… a pretty wide radius!
Also in these last few pages of the 1943 St Louis Municipal Opera program, besides ads, was the list of large donors who gave to the Municipal Theatre Associations guarantee fund. It reads like a long list of old St. Louis society’s who’s-who and includes Adolphus Busch II and his son, August Buch (of the Anheuser-Busch brewery). It’s interesting to see who the early supporters of the Muny were!
Advertisements in these pages included Comfort Cushion (to rent at the Muny), Brook’s Costumes (used in all presentations of the St. Louis Municipal Theatre Association), and Realtor Listings by the St. Louis Realtor Exchange. The inside of the back cover was color and had half page ads for Old Blue Ribbon Whiskey and Budweiser Beer.