Thursday, April 3, 2014

Real Soldiers Were Used to Film the Picture

Many of the soldiers in the movie were actually real soldiers.  The following picture is from my Dad's Army Unit.
My Dad is the fifth man to the right of the flag bearer.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Ned Scott Archive

A few years ago I received an e-mail from Norm Scott regarding some of the pictures from the "G.I. Joe movie" I had posted on this blog.   Norm's Dad, Ned Scott was the photographer for the movie "Ernie Pyles Story of G.I. Joe".  Since that time Norm and I have been sharing photo's with one another of the movie.

Here is a copy of a recent e-mail I received from Norm about his Dad Ned Scott, the photographer for the G.I. Joe movie:

"Hello, Chet,

Here is a warm photograph of my dad.  Peter Stackpole took this shot in 1940 at Ned's house on Mesa Road in the Santa Monica Canyon.  
Ned Scott

I have posted an image in Flickr which shows Beulah and Dottie standing by a jeep in G.I. Joe.  People are looking at it, so one might think that some of Beulah's family (if not Beulah herself) are visiting.  Maybe something will come out of that.  Wait and see.

Thanks for the nice help on promoting the Ned Scott story.  Very appreciative.



Norm Scott has put together a fantastic website featuring Ned Scott's (Norm's Dad) photographic work in Hollywood.  Norm was kind enough to mention my Dad's name and the photo's that my Dad was in.

Please check out Norm's work by clicking on the following link:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Photo from Norm Scott

Here is a new photo of my Dad ( on the right ) provided by Norm Scott.  This photo was taken by Norm's father Ned Scott.

Opening, Ayrab (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Arab

Opening credits followed by soldiers under the command of Lt. Walker (Robert Mitchum) adopting two scrappy old dogs, one of whom is Correspondent Ernie Pyle (Burgess Meredith) in The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

First Death (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) First Death

Henderson (William Self) handles the dog as the convoy comes under attack in North Africa, leaving Walker (Robert Mitchum) and Pyle (Burgess Meredith) to survey the damage in The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

Lousy Kraut Swine! (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The (Movie Clip) Lousy Kraut Swine!

Capt. Walker (Robert Mitchum) and Sgt. Warnicki (Freddie Steele) in William A. Wellman's landmark shootout sequence in a bombed-out Sicilian church, from The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

Pulling Out (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) Pulling Out

Correspondent Pyle (Burgess Meredith) is in the command bunker as Walker (Robert Mitchum) then Warnicki (Freddie Steele) return, and the company realizes a North African battle is lost in The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

Private Murphy (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) Private Murphy

Italy, 1944, Pyle (Burgess Meredith, as the famous war correspondent, Ernie Pyle) notes the absence of Murphy and sees Mew (Bill Murphy) scratch the name off his insurance beneficiary form, as a patrol returns on a dark night, The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

Winning The War (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) Winning the War

Correspondent Pyle (Burgess Meredith) steps out of the column, hears from some soldiers, and begins one of his famous narrations from William A. Wellman's The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.

Axis Sally (Movie Clip)

Story of G.I. Joe, The -- (Movie Clip) Axis Sally
Soldiers including Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith as newsman Ernie Pyle, in North Africa, hear Artie Shaw, "Axis Sally" (voice of Shelley Mitchell) and "Linda," sung by Ann Ronell, suggesting surrender, in William A. Wellman's The Story of G.I. Joe, 1945.