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Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II Presented in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
- Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2021
- Time: 7:00 pm
Christian Blauvelt’s book Hollywood Victory 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. Joining Blauvelt in conversation will be TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz. Excerpts from the National Archives’ motion picture holdings related to the topic will be presented.