The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 09.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 09.12.1944, Blaðsíða 1
OUR FORCES — ALWAYS ALERT US. 3T? Vol. VII ICELAND, Saturday, December 9, 1944. No. 12 SOLDIERS- Here's Your Chance To fTell Hollywood King Pins What Kind Of Movie ^Entertainment You Like With each copy of today's White Falcon, read- jjjsrs will find a ballot on which they may record eep ;heir choice for the best movie of 194A - and ^+_for the year's most outstanding performances by ,£ niHollywood' s film players. Proper use of the ^Afb.allots is urged so that the IBC's preferences j^'jfor motion picture entertainment may be con- and si^ered along with those from other American £0 theaters of operation. .j.0 Results of the local survey, being conducted jj_' by Base Special Service in conjunction with the _„_ Overseas Motion Picture Service, will be pub- wis lished in The White Falcon two weeks from Y today. Later, the results from Iceland will be f' co-ordinated with those from other American ' posts all over the world and appropriate awards will Be presented to the winning stars in ) Hollywood. In 1943, GIs voted Humphrey Bogart and Greer Sarson the most outstanding screen stars of the year. For the 'best picture award' they chose CASABLANCA. This world wide poll is an outgrowth of one conducted last year by troops stationed in the ^-t Southwest Pacific. It quickly captured the im- ond agination of both officers and enlisted men, tj_ who devised many amusing methods of campaigning for their favorite stars and pictures. The con- for test attracted wide attention in the American ilk press and within the motion picture industry, aid Prizes to the winning stars were statuettes of E. Fuzzy Wuzzy natives, a takeoff on the 'oscars' J/C awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Pic- s&> ture Arts and Sciences. "I All ballots in the local poll must be receiv- do ed at The V/hite Falcon office not later than rat 1&30 hours, Monday, December 18. Ink a.nt jnt Lke 'Rhapsody In Blue' To Be Premiered At Fieldhouse Sunday backing 29 of the 3fn |late George Gershwin's 0f compositions into two pr_ hours and a half of so- be ^d entertainment, the id- Wa«*ner Brothers motion Pioture RHAPSODY IN BLU& will receive its world premiere tomorrow night at 2000 hours at the Andrews Fieldhouse. Robert Alda, Joan Les- lie and Alexis Smith have the leads in the film which tells the life story of Gershwin. Al Jolson, George Wh- ite and Hazel Scott are a few of those who "play themselves." Even more important (Continued on Page 2) Maj. Gen. Key Leaves, New X). G.' Is Brig. Gen. Duncan Maj. Gen. Tlillian S. Key (left), and Brig. Gen. Early E.W. Duncan Brig. Gen. Early E. W. Duncan, former ^Deputy Base Commander here, assumed full command of the IBC this week upon the departure and per- manent transfer of Maj. Gen. William S. Key. A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gen. Key assumed command of U.S. forces in Iceland in the summer of 1943. Brig. Gen. Duncan began his military career as a Cavalry officer, following his graduation from the University of No- rth Carolina in 1917. During his career as an airman, he has piloted almost every type plane used by the USAAF and holds the highest ra- tings of command pilot, combat observer and technical observer. His home is in Roxboro, N.C.____________________ , LOCAL SOLDIER GETS DIRECT COMMISSION The unspoken wish of many a GI was realized here recently by IBC soldier Robert H. Dick who, in one promotion, was raised from staff sergeant to second lieutenant. Assigned to the Sani- tary Corps as an enlis- ted man, Lt. Dick is. now with the Medical Corps at a Base hos- pital. In civilian life the lieutenant was a. food and drug analyst. At right, he is shown teing congratulated by Lt. Col. James Holt, Air Corps.

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