1943 : First War-Worker Dawn Show Debuts at Fox

February 19, 2023 all-day

On February 19, 1943, the first “war-worker dawn show” had more than 9,000 war plant workers from the night shift attending its 2 a.m. show. Workers were encouraged to “come as you are” and enjoy some much needed entertainment.

For more information about the Fox Theater, see Laurie J. Marzejka, “Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre”, Detroit News, January 25, 1998.