Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II (Hardback)
  • Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II (Hardback)
zoom

Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II (Hardback)

(author)
£22.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 25/11/2021
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

Remember a time when all of Hollywood-with the expressed encouragement and investment of the government-joined forces to defend the American way of life? It was World War II and the gravest threat faced the nation, and the world at large. Hollywood answered the call to action.

This is the riveting tale of how the film industry enlisted in the Allied effort during the second World War-a story that started with staunch isolationism as studios sought to maintain the European market and eventually erupted into impassioned support in countless ways. Industry output included war films depicting battles and reminding moviegoers what they were fighting for, "home-front" stories designed to boost the morale of troops overseas, and even musicals and comedies that did their bit by promoting the Good Neighbor Policy with American allies to the south. Stars like Carole Lombard-who lost her life returning from a war bond-selling tour-Bob Hope, and Marlene Dietrich enthusiastically joined USO performances and risked their own health and safety by entertaining troops near battlefronts; others like James Stewart and Clark Gable joined the fight themselves in uniform; Bette Davis and John Garfield created a starry haven for soldiers in their founding of the Hollywood Canteen. Filmmakers Orson Welles, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, and others took breaks from thriving careers to make films aiming to shore up alliances, boost recruitment, and let the folks back home know what beloved family members were facing overseas. Through it all, a story of once-in-a-century unity-of a collective need to stand up for humanity, even if it means risking everything-comes to life in this engrossing, photo-filled tale of Hollywood Victory.

Publisher: Running Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780762499922
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 232 x 184 mm

You may also be interested in...

I Lost it at the Movies
Added to basket
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Sculpting in Time
Added to basket
La Regle du jeu
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Anime
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
History of Film
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Dirty Dancing
Added to basket
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema
Added to basket
Film Theory and Criticism
Added to basket
War and Cinema
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies
Added to basket
Andre Bazin's New Media
Added to basket
Story
Added to basket
£22.95
Paperback
Film Studies For Dummies
Added to basket
What Is Cinema? Volume I
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.