Chapter 8 ~ Postscript

Following the coroner’s inquest, Georgette’s body was released to Pierce Brothers Mortuary and was sent via railroad to New York. Her father had her buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in the family plot. The war would be over in less than a year and the old converted barn at Sunset and Cahuenga would shut down on Thanksgiving day in 1945. Soldiers would return to the States, sign up for the G.I. Bill, grab their lunch boxes and go to work. Young families moved to the suburbs and life went on. Georgette Bauerdorf’s unfinished story would become part of the world left behind, the world of junior hostesses and the young soldiers who came to dance with them at the Hollywood Canteen.

Georgette’s older sister, Constance, died in March, 2014 in New York City. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, A. Carroll Cartwright, a former special agent for the FBI in the 1940’s. Husband and wife had an interest in Southeast Asian art and were involved in the arts throughout their lives. Constance is also survived by her son Carroll and her daughter, Georgette.

Here is the New York Times death notice link for Constance: