BALLET RUSSE MEETS VAUDEVILLE Sentry is posted at Fort Hancock gate. Soldiers walk past sign for Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, followed by performance shots of the dance troupe. Shot of bowling pin juggler, Ritz Brothers-style comedians. Two shots of chorus girls wearing cowboy hats. Interspersed with shots of GI audience.
RADIO STARS ENTERTAIN TROOPS Radio stars entertain the troops: Great shot of Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone doing routine. A phone call from Just Plain Bill. A correct guess on the Sixty-four Dollar Question. Two shots of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Many great reaction shots of laughing GIs in audience.
HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN STARLETS & GIS Exterior shot of the Hollywood Canteen. Inside, many shots of servicemen dancing with starlets, including Olivia de Havilland, Marlene Dietrich, Deanna Durbin. Linda Darnell passes out coffee. Closeup of a soldier sighing. Two shots of John Garfield waiting on a table. Robert Benchley ducks beneath a tray of food. Emcee Kay Kyser spins a fortune wheel and mugs as GI kisses puckering Hedy Lamarr on forehead.
SATCHMO, ROCHESTER, DON WILSON Exterior shot of CBS radio studios on Sunset and Gower. Two Asian engineers at work in radio station. Shots of the Mills Brothers performing as Fred MacMurray, Rita Hayworth and others look on. Shots of GIs huddled around a radio. Louis Armstrong and Eddie Rochester Anderson perform a radio comedy routine, followed by reaction shot of laughing black soldier. Announcer Don Wilson introduces movie star Carole Landis, who sighs for Command Performance radio show.
ORMANDY'S CAPTIVE AUDIENCE Exterior of art deco military hospital. Starlet greets soldier in hospital. Nurse and orderly wheel cart and patient through corridor. Many shots of Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony in concert for hospitalized soldiers. Soundtrack is Viennese Waltz.
STAGE DOOR CANTEEN Several shots of servicemen entering New York's , followed by closeup of sign on door. Wide shot of a man and woman entertaining servicemen from microphone in club setting. Sailor receives food from women, cafeteria-style. Two white women dance in Far Eastern style and costume. Exterior of Merchant Seamen's Club. Sailor plays checkers with woman at club. Alfred Lunt cooks at stove. Women punch in at time clock. Chorus girls dance for audience.
JOHN FORD & DARRYL ZANUCK AT WAR Sign on frosted glass office door designating the O.S.S. Field Photographic Branch. Followed by two shots of director John Ford wearing naval officer's uniform viewing battle footage in screening room. And a shot of Darryl Zanuck in army fatigues photographing fire in combat zone.
WAR PROPAGANDA & TRAINING FILMS Military officers walk past sound stage, stand in front of racks of film cans. Film can labeled Japanese combat footage for Frank Capra. Officers sit beneath projector beam in screening room viewing propaganda footage of animation and Nazis. Soldier affixes sign beneath one indicating army air force training film production laboratory. Two shots of camera dollying to pilot in cockpit window for training film shot. Soldier enters army's signal corps photographic center. Uniformed officers sit around desk reading scripts. Three shots of military training film production inside studio.
IRVING BERLIN BEHIND THE SCENES Behind the scenes during the making of This Is The Army. Soldiers march through the Warner Brothers lot. Jack Warner studies a script with military officer. Closeup of This Is The Army LP. Blackface makeup is applied to actor in dressing room. Irving Berlin studies script with producer Hal Wallis. Several behind the scenes shots of Berlin singing Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, including shot of director Michael Curtiz alongside camera. Closeup of lighting grip. Camera boom is lowered into shot outside studio set marquee.
DISNEY CONTRIBUTES TO WAR EFFORT Building sign for Walt Disney Productions. Two shots of several officers and civilians watching Walt Disney point to story boards taped to wall. Sign on door reads, Confidential do not enter. Several shots of Walt Disney in screening room with military brass watching animated Army Air Force training film.
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