In The News: “Hormel Girls” Opens Nov. 24

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Hormel Girls celebrates the World War II-era women performers and musicians of the Hormel Girls Caravan in a new musical comedy at St. Paul’s History Theatre.

History Theatre continues their 30th anniversary season with their 100th World Premiere play, Hormel Girls, opening Nov. 24.

The original Hormel Girls were born when Jay C. Hormel created the American Legion SPAM Post #570 exclusively for “GI Jills” who were returning from their service in WWII. From the membership of ex-servicewomen, he created an all-female drum and bugle corps. During the day, they’d go door-to-door with coupons for housewives, reintroducing SPAM and other Hormel products to the civilian public. At night, they would play and sing.

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Posted by on Sunday, November 4th, 2007. Filed under Current News.