Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989)
Vintage photograph of Berlin filming "Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning," in "This Is the Army," where he recreated a role he had played in his World War I hit "Yip! Yip! Yaphank." Edges nicked, one corner margin torn, otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
"The biggest and best-known morale-boosting show of World War II - Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, began life as a Broadway musical designed to raise money for the military. It then toured the nation, and later the world, and was eventually made into a movie, starring the handsome young Lt. Ronald Reagan." (Irving Berlin: This Is the Army. Laurence Bergreen, National Archives Summer 1996, Vol. 28, No. 2).