1945 Personal Appearance Tour: New York, Philadelphia, DC

In 1945, just a week after her husband returned from the war, Andrea King was whisked away for a six-week, personal appearance tour with her co-star Helmut Dantine, promoting his film “Escape In the Desert.” It was an incredible experience, both publicly and privately. Andrea was the unwilling participant in a romantic triangle between herself, Helmut, and film star Ida Lupino. Find out what happened in “More Than Tongue Can Tell,” available now exclusively on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats!

1945 personal appearance tour: The press and photographers were ready and waiting when Andrea King arrived at Grand Central Station. So was her co-star Helmut Dantine, who greeted her, ready for the onslaught.

1945 personal appearance tour: The press and photographers were ready and waiting when Andrea King arrived at Grand Central Station. So was her co-star Helmut Dantine, who greeted her, ready for the onslaught.

 

Andrea's co-star and leading man in "Hotel Berlin" and "Shadow of a Woman." Helmut Dantine catapulted to fame after appearing in back-to-back Best Picture winners "Mrs. Miniver," as a wounded German flyer who terrorizes Greer Garson, and "Casablanca," as a man willing to gamble his life savings at Rick's Cafe to to win exit visas for himself and his wife.

Andrea’s co-star and leading man in “Hotel Berlin” and “Shadow of a Woman.” Helmut Dantine catapulted to fame after appearing in back-to-back Best Picture winners “Mrs. Miniver,” as a wounded German flyer who terrorizes Greer Garson, and “Casablanca,” as a man willing to gamble his life savings at Rick’s Cafe in order to win exit visas for himself and his wife.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King and Helmut Dantine practice their "romantic movie embraces" backstage for a comedy sketch at the Strand Theatre in Times Square.

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King and Helmut Dantine practice their “romantic movie embraces” backstage for a comedy sketch at the Strand Theatre in Times Square.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: the 60-feet-tall marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre. This thrilling photo was taken the night the lights on Broadway were illuminated for the first time since World War II began.

1945 personal appearance tour: the 60-feet-tall marquee in Times Square at the Strand Theatre. This thrilling photo was taken the night the lights on Broadway were illuminated for the first time since World War II began.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King watches with an amused smile as Helmut Dantine is swarmed by adoring female fans at the stage door.

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King watches with an amused smile as Helmut Dantine is swarmed by adoring female fans at the stage door.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King signs autographs in the lobby of the Strand Theatre in Times Square, New York.

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King signs autographs in the lobby of the Strand Theatre in Times Square, New York.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King backstage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Warner Bros VP Charles Einfeld, star Jack Benny, and Warners exec. Mort Blumenstock.

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King backstage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Warner Bros VP Charles Einfeld, star Jack Benny, and Warners exec. Mort Blumenstock.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King (right) backstage with fellow Warner Bros. film stars Ida Lupino and John Dall.

1945 personal appearance tour: Andrea King (right) backstage with fellow Warner Bros. film stars Ida Lupino and John Dall.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: Ida Lupino and Andrea King have a chat backstage at the Strand Theatre in New York.

1945 personal appearance tour: Ida Lupino and Andrea King have a chat backstage at the Strand Theatre in New York.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: on stage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Helmut Dantine, Andrea King, and comedian Lew Parker.

1945 personal appearance tour: on stage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Helmut Dantine, Andrea King, and comedian Lew Parker.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: on stage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Andrea King and comedian Lew Parker.

1945 personal appearance tour: on stage at the Strand Theatre in New York with Andrea King and comedian Lew Parker.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee for Warner Bros.' Earle Theatre in Philadelphia. The second stop on the tour.

1945 personal appearance tour: the marquee for Warner Bros.’ Earle Theatre in Philadelphia. The second stop on the tour.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: advertisement (front cover) for Philadelphia's Earle Theatre, the second stop on the tour.

1945 personal appearance tour: advertisement (front cover) for Philadelphia’s Earle Theatre, the second stop on the tour.

 

1945 personal appearance tour: advertisement (back cover) for Philadelphia's Earle Theatre, the second stop on the tour.

1945 personal appearance tour: advertisement (back cover) for Philadelphia’s Earle Theatre, the second stop on the tour.

 


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