Stage Door Theater in San Francisco : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does anyone know anything about the Stage Door Theater on Mason Street in San Francisco? I have a friend who was a musician and performed there for military personnel during World War II. She was a steel guitarist in a group called "The Hawaiian Four." She remembered the club as "The Stage Door Canteen" but I think that honor belongs solely to the famous New York City Stage Door Canteen run by the USO during the war. FYI, she is 93 years old and though I think she remembers the name incorrectly, she gave me the correct location of the theater. Thanks for any info.

-- Linda Bergantino (, February 24, 2004


The Stage door Theater was at 420 Mason. The Historic photo section of the S F library has a picture dated 1964.

The site is currently called the Ruby Skye Dance Club.

Good luck in your research.

-- Kurt Iversen (, February 25, 2004.

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