Army Troubadour

A 265-pound Army private named Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was making a great hit last week with A.E.F. boys all over the globe. In a new short-wave act called G.I.* Jive, short-waved from the Manhattan studios of OWI to all U.S. Army bases overseas. Master of Ceremonies Ives's friendly small talk, familiar recordings and songs on the git-tar were just what the first sergeant ordered.

Big, blond Burl Ives was already a very busy soldier. In nine shows each week he mugged, sang, cavorted in the smash hit This Is The Army (TIME,...

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