The Americans on D-Day Film Premiere Adds Actor Ernst Borgnine and Pin-Up for Vets Calendar Girl to Line Up

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Veterans of American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, will enjoy some nostalgia of Gina Elise, who has been nicknamed "The Calendar Angel" for her volunteer work at Veterans benefit

The American Legion Post 43, Hollywood will salute and honor World War II veterans in a premiere of a film due out later this month on the invasion of Normany. On Monday, April 27, 2009, The Americans on D-Day battle tour film will be shown for free and available for sale Online, too. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the most emotional day in war history.

During World War II pin-up calendars boosted moral of U.S. Soldiers fighting overseas, and that spirit comes alive again with the California's "Calendar Angel" Gina Elise

Pin-Up Calendar for Vets Gina Elise will join invited celebrities like Actor Ernest Borgnine, surviving American Legion veterans of D-Day in Normandy, Richard Lanni, film Director, The Americans on D-Day and film Host Ellwood von Seibold to name a few. One of the stars of the battle tour film Howard Manoian, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne will attend the event. He landed in Normandy on D-Day and returned many years later to live in the country that he helped liberate.

Gina Elise, nicknamed "The Betty Grable of a new generation" and "The Calendar Angel" will be selling her T-Shirts and Calendars at American Legion Hall event. Elise, who has donated $20,000 to aid veteran hospital patients has received numerous community awards for her volunteer work. " I want to raise $20,000 for veterans this year," said Elise, who has made countless personal visits to ill and injured veterans in hospitals and facilities across the country. Elise was featured on Fox News last January. Below is the the advisory for the media and Veterans. All must RSVP.

Hollywood Salutes American Heroes

The Americans on D-Day Tour Film

What:     

Premiere Screening of Battle Tour Film "Americans on D-Day"
for Veterans & Media Only

Who:    
Actor Ernest Borgnine, Wishing Well (TV) & Harvest Moon (2009)
Gina Elise, "Pin-Ups For Vets Calendard Girl"
Commander Bill Mc Taggart, American Legion Post 43, Hollywood
Captain Dale Dyle, Warriors, Inc., Band of Brothers (confirmed)
Morton Schecter, B-24 Tail Gunner, Northridge, Ca (confirmed)
Richard Lanni Director/Producer, The Americans on D-Day
Howard Manioan, Retired, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne who landed in
Normandy on D-Day- Crash-landed with 6 1,000 bombs on board (confirmed)
Ellwood von Seibold, Film Host of The Americans on D-Day (confirmed)
Other Military Dignitaries TBA                        

When:     

MONDAY - April 27, 2009
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cocktails, VIP, Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Film Screening (limited seating)

Media please RSVP with MAYO Communications

Where:     

The American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood
2035 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90068
Veterans should RSVP with Terry Duddy 323-851-3030

Background:    

About 200 military, media and movie industry executives are expected to attend a special screening of Americans on D-Day, the first of a series of tour films produced by WW2 Reflections, Dublin, Ireland. Director Richard Lanni has just completed his first of a series of battle tour films entitled, The Americans on D-Day (http://www.theamericansondday.com/), which will premiere Monday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m. (PDT), (Cocktails 6:00 - 7:00 pm), at the American Legion Post #43, 2035 N Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA., 90068.

The film is available for any American Legion Post or veteran organizations upon request will be shown for free. Lanni is meeting with military dignitaries, museum officials and veterans of World War II. Lanni is researching California veterans of WW II for future interviews and plans to interview historians, museum officials in a series of films on Normandy.

(Editors: Credential Media must RSVP with MAYO Communications, 818-340-5300.)
Media please call for interviews or higher resolution pictures. thx.

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