Belfer, Harold “Hal”

Harold Belfer (“Hal”)

Born: 16 February 1922
Died: 7 March 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, age 77

From a May 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
WELCOME NEW STUDENTS: An old student we are welcoming back is Hal Belfer.

From the September 30, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Delia Bogart and Hal Belfer will join us again after making their debut in Vancouver, British Columbia.

From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Hal Belfer is an Assistant to the Editor for this issue of the Mar-Ken Journal.

From the November 24, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
MOVIE NEWS: Eugene Bell, Hi Roberts, the Sperrys, and Hal Belfer have just finished working on Universal’s “Newsboys’ Home.”
MOVIE NEWS: Hal Belfer and Delia Bogard were one of the couples who won the jitterbug contest at Warners’ Swing Set last week.  The winners will work in a picture in the near future.

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Whoops, shouts, and laughter mingled with the loud, hoarse cries of the barker greeted the students of our school indicating that the Carnival Game booths, food booths, and fun concessions met the eye on all sides. Here was Buddy McCallister, barking for the “Kiss Booth” – – the kisses being Betty Hainey and June Ross. Hal Belter “barked” for the Carnival attracting visitors to Florence Halop’s “Raffle Surprise,” Kingston Deat’s “Raffle of a Xmas Tree,” Harvey Dack’s “Wheel of Fortune,” and Ray Sperry’s “Darts and Balloons.” Marilyn Gates watched the finances, while the other girls and boys helped with the food booths and such. Throwing-of-Rings formed another popular booth.
The students of the 11th Grade worked hard to make their affair a success, and according to attendance and cooperation, it was!

Delia Bogard & Hal Belfer appeared on a Professional Show at the Troc last Sunday evening.
Hal Belfer wrote a story “They Call it Christmas Spirit” for this issue.


From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
I’m putting my bets on another local boy – Hal Belfer. Health at its prime. I think! His ears are perfectly tuned to “Broadway Melody” (his favorite tune), but he doesn’t relish the idea of “impromptu shows”. Hal likes miniature golf, and his ambition at present is to become well-known in the musical field.

Also from the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
April 26, Friday (1940)
“At last the day has come for our Journalism Party. Appetizing refreshments, novel decorations – ordinary newspapers, and dancing to Hal Belfer’s “Swing and Sway Model A” orchestra, plus an original “Casting Office” skit made up the floor show, and it was very funny, too. This was one grand party.”

From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Hal Belfer, alumnus of Mar-Ken recently returned from a successful tour in Las Vegas. Nice one, Hal!!!!

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Tucko Sperry and Hal Belfer are working at the studio.

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Jeanne Johnston, Bobby Allert and alumnus Hal Belfer offered their personal variations on the tap-dance theme as part of the entertainment at the Mar-Ken Get Acquainted Party given by the school faculty on the evening of September 27.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Hal Belfer entertaining with his guitar at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Barbara.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Hal Belfer is still entertaining at the Miramar in Santa Barbara.