“Pin-Ups Calendar Girl” Ideas to Attend Premiere of The People in america on D-Working day

Through Environment War II pin-up calendars boosted moral of U.S.

Soldiers combating abroad, and that spirit will come alive once more with the California’s “Calendar Angel” Gina Elise on Monday, April 27, 2009. That’s when the American Legion, write-up # 43 will show the battle tour film People in america on D-Working day.

Elise will be a part of, surviving American Legion veterans of D-Working day in Normandy, Richard Lanni, Film Director, The People in america on D-Working day and film Host Ellwood von Seibold. A single of the stars of the battle tour film Howard Manoian, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne will go to the event. He landed in Normandy on D-Working day and returned lots of a long time later on to dwell in the country that he assisted liberate.

Gina Elise, nicknamed “The Betty Grable of a new technology” and “The Calendar Angel” will be offering her T-Shirts and Calendars at American Legion Corridor event. Elise, who has donated $20,000 to assist veteran healthcare facility individuals has gained numerous group awards for her volunteer do the job. ” I want to elevate $20,000 for veterans this yr,” stated Elise, who has created many own visits to ill and wounded

veterans in hospitals and facilities throughout the country. Elise was highlighted on Fox News final January.

“I now genuinely feel, a few a long time soon after launching this project, that just one calendar, bundled with a particular information, procured for a youthful recruit, can make all the variance in the earth,” she stated. “Just to allow him know that some others are pondering of him.”

Film Director Richard Lanni has also trekked throughout the country assembly with navy dignitaries, museum officers and veterans of Environment War II about Normandy. He‘s researching D-Working day and interviewing veterans in a series of movies on Normandy. The up coming film will be “A Soldier’s Journey” to be unveiled about Memorial Working day.

“It is the sixty fifth Anniversary of D-day,” stated Lanni, WW2 Reflections, Dublin, Ireland, who comes in Hollywood this 7 days. “We have filmed interviews with surviving veterans of Normandy that will be showcased in Hollywood later on this month to relive those days. I am below to meet a lot more veterans and visit museums so our movies will be correct.”

The very first film premieres Monday, April twenty seventh, 7:00 p.m. (PDT), (Cocktails six:00 – 7:00 pm), at the American Legion Submit #43, 2035 N Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA. 90068. The film is obtainable for any American Legion Submit or veteran businesses upon ask for and will be shown for no cost. Veterans need to RSVP with the American Legion.

WW2-Reflections’ very first tour film for its dad or mum company, Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland, specializes in WW II battlefield tour DVDS for the U.S. Market place. The film goes on sale later on this month at the formal web-site:


“We are thrilled to have the chance to acknowledge American Heroes of D-Working day this yr, on the sixty fifth Anniversary of Normandy, and what superior put to do it than at the historical American Legion Submit 43 creating,” stated Lanni, WW2-Reflections.

The People in america on D-Working day

tends to make intensive use of good graphics and veterans’ recollections, as properly as a must have assistance from Dale Dye, a retired U.S. Maritime captain who started Warriors Inc., Los Angeles, which specializes in schooling actors for war-themed film and tv productions. “‘The People in america on D-Working day” supplies an remarkable perception into just one of the most pivotal functions of the 20th century,” Dye stated. “I’m genuinely happy to have a hand in this effort to offer a foxhole-level look at of what occurred in Normandy on June six, 1944.

“I have observed a great deal of tour videos that purport to give viewers an perception into what gallant People in america endured and completed on D-Working day, but this just one genuinely hits the mark,” Dye stated.

“When we flew in excess of the English Channel, there ended up a million ships in the h2o, and I have still to meet any of those guys who ended up on those ships,” stated eighty five-yr aged retired U.S. Air Drive Workers Sergeant Morton (Mort) Schecter, Northridge, CA, who flew as a United States Army Air Corps tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator warplane, the most created U.S. navy plane throughout Environment War II. He was assigned to the 467th Bomb Crew and 791st Bomb Squadron in England. “I’m fortunate to even now be below,” he stated.

Schecter, who flew 35 missions out of England, is amongst the American Veteran heroes, who flew on D-Working day June six, 1941. Schecter and his son also approach to go to the premiere displaying of The People in america on D-Working day.

“We ended up hardly ever shot down, but we did crash-land with 6 one,000 pound bombs on board. We flew the very first mission on D-Working day and bombed at 3:30 in the early morning, and it was the least difficult mission, mainly because we hardly ever noticed any fighters or opposition. Then on June eighth, two days later on, we went to Germany, we couldn’t drop our bombs owing to a malfunction. When we aborted the mission, we returned, but the airplane landed on its belly in the discipline soon after the landing gear struts broke. We landed with the bombs onboard, which did not go off. So I’m even now below, he stated.”

Schecter stated he experienced an angel on his shoulder that day, and even now has his record of the missions he flew. “Actor Jimmy Stewart was in our division, and he flew 28 missions. He entered the support as a buck private and when he died he was a Basic,” he stated.

Veterans who would like to RSVP to the event on April 27, 2009 need to call 323-851-3030 and leave your name, your metropolis and cellular phone range. Media will have to RSVP with MAYO 818-340-5300.

[Editor’s note: EPK DVD with extras like uniforms and weapons utilized are obtainable upon ask for. To get hold of a preview copy get in touch with Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade, call 818-340-5300, or electronic mail:

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