Danville Woman Writes Book About Her Time As a Dancer For the USO In the 1940s

Danville, VA--A Danville woman is telling everyone who will listen about how she followed her dreams and became an entertainer back in the 1940s.

Doris Lee Pritchett wrote a book called "Life On The Magic Carpet," and had a book signing on Saturday at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

When she was 21, she became a dancer for the United Service Organizations. She traveled to Guam, Tokyo, and Okinawa performing for the troops during peacetime.

Her new book is made up of all the letters she wrote to her mother about her time overseas.

"The book was in the box so to speak. It was nice nice my mother made it possible saving the letters and having it all ready," Pritchett said.

Her book is sold at the following locations: Danville Museum, Midtown Market, Gingerbread House, Attic Hound, and Karen's Hallmark.

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