By VIRGINIA VALE Released br Western Newspaper Union. O N THE first day of shooting shooting for "Mrs. Miniver" Creer Garson was knocked down in a street scene by a boy on a bicycle. On the first day for "Madame Curie," she was knocked down by a camera camera perambulator. "Maybe it's a good omen," said she. "But I hope I never start a picture in a scene with a locomotive I" Nobody was surprised when "Mrs. Miniver" got the Academy Award for the best picture of 1942; it was especially good news to Major William Wyler, who directed—he recently directed the filming of the bombing of the German naval base at Wilhelmshaven. Wilhelmshaven. Nan Wynn, the popular radio, night club and motion picture singer, has been placed under long- term contract by Columbia, and will NAN WYNN get a star build-up. She's already been given the top role in the new musical, "Rhapsody in A Flat." An actual attack by British Coastal Coastal Command planes on Nazi raiders in northern waters is shown in "Coastal Command," the factual film released by RKO. It was made ay the producers of "Target for Tonight," Tonight," the British navy co-operating. co-operating. If you think you're busy, conilder Anna Lee, one of the many stars of "Forever and a D»y." While working working In "Commandos Strike »t Dawn" the tamed up at the RKO studios it 19 every night and worked till past midnifht In "Forever and a Day"—also managed her noose and family. The only stipulation she made was that after •nlshlnr her lay's work she most have time off to pot her two babies to bed before starting her swing shift at RKO. Robert Haymes also got a Columbia Columbia break. With time for only one more film before being inducted into the army, he was removed from the lead of "Doughboys in Ireland"— and replaced by Kenny Baker—and assigned to the romantic lead in "Two Senoritas From Chicago," the two senoritas being those two very lovely ladies, Jinx Falkenburg and Joan Da vis 1 That Charles Boyer production, so badly titled "Flesh and Fantasy," has a new and better title, "For All We Know." Robert Cummings and Betty Field have been given the romantic leads in the fourth and final sequence. New Yorkers have learned that the place to be caught during a blackout is a radio stadia—Instead of taming their goests loose to wait In the corridors, the stars turn to and put on a show. Bums and Allen, the "Duffy's Tavern" folks and the members of "The Aldrich Family" can all give a superb extemporaneous extemporaneous show when the sirens scream. A stranger in Culver City might think that Leo the Lion has turned prize fight promoter. Five big name boxers are working there. Freddy Steele, ex-middleweight kingpin, has been coaching Richard Carlson for "The Man Down Under"; Maxie Rosenbloom's working in "Right About Face," as are Lou Nova and Jack Roper; Johnny Indrissano, former lightweight threat, now a referee, referee, is technical adviser. So far Jean Cabin's American pictures pictures haven't been up to the standard standard of the French ones that made him famous. But it looks as if he might remedy that situation this summer; he's obtained his release from 20th Century-Fox and will be starred by RKO in a picture to be written and produced by Dudley Nichols, and directed by Jean Renoir, Renoir, which looks like a perfect combination. combination.