‘Casablanca’ Cast Honors Michael Curtiz’s 15 Years in U.S.

Juyly 7, 1942, U.S. Forces Batter Rommel
July 7, 1942, Comics

July 7, 1942:Twin brothers Walter and Sol Brundo, jazz musicians, join a military band stationed at Camp Haan in Riverside County.   I can’t find any trace of Sol and Walter. I wonder what became of them.

“The Magnificent Ambersons”opens at the Pantages in Hollywood and the RKO Hillstreet, billed with “Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost” and the latest “March of Time.”

The cast of “Casablanca” gives a party for director Michael Curtiz marking his 15 years in the U.S. “Mike said he’d talked with many refugees on his set and worked their actual experiences, escaping from Nazi countries, into the picture, Hedda Hopper says.

July 7, 1942, Magnificent Ambersons

July 7, 1942, Jive Cats

July 7, 1942, Jive Cats

July 7, 1942, Hedda Hopper

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One Response to ‘Casablanca’ Cast Honors Michael Curtiz’s 15 Years in U.S.

  1. aryedirect says:

    One might deduce RKO’s opinion of ‘Ambersons’ by opening it paired with a totally mis-matched ‘B’ picture. Even in its heavily cut release version, it remains a magnificent and prescient work. But in fairness to all, it may not have been what early war years audiences craved to see.

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