Lincroft, NJ - Brookdale Community College’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution will screen the classic, “Winged Victory” Tuesday, February 15 in the Warner Student Life Center, lower level, Twin Lights Room. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Video and Vets Series is a unique program featuring the presentation of a WWII inspired movie with discussion of the movie by veterans who were actually there or subject authorities.
Special guest for the screening will be Anne Sibole, Belmar, former actress who was featured in both the stage play and movie. Providing expert commentary will be noted local film authority, Neil O’Conner, Middletown.
“Winged Victory” was first a play and later, a film by Moss Hart. It was originally created and produced by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as a morale booster and as a fundraiser for the Army Emergency Relief Fund.
Army Air Forces Commanding General Henry H. Arnold commissioned famed playwright Hart to create a stage a drama that would depict both the training and work of airmen and also the commitment and devotion to duty with which they carried out this work. He then wrote an extremely patriotic and uplifting stage play and casting calls went out not only to well-known names but to Army units around the country for Air Forces personnel with theatrical or performing background.
All male personnel involved with the show were service members of the U.S. Army Air Forces and were billed with their actual ranks. Among the then-notable or eventually-to-become-notable members of the cast and crew were Red Buttons, Mario Lanza, Karl Malden, Gary Merrill.
The event code is XWWTS 232-PR and is $5, Brookdale students are free. Register by calling 732-224-2315.