ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, 1948
By SWTARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2019
©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, July, 1948: Comedian-ventriloquist Edgar Bergen watches as Charlie McCarthy "signs on" for a United States Armed Forces Institute education course. At left in the promotional photo is Capt. Alvin Ungerleider, Frankfurt Military Post Troop Information and Education officer. Bergen and his famed dummy were finishing up a Special Services-sponsored tour of Europe, and were on their way to Sweden to begin their sea voyage home.