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Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II

A Humanities Washington presentation

2018-11-10 14:00:00 2018-11-10 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II During WWII, Hollywood contributed morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and more. See the still-powerful images, radio and film with audio historian and former broadcaster, John Jensen. Mountlake Terrace Library

Saturday, November 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-10 14:00:00 2018-11-10 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II During WWII, Hollywood contributed morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and more. See the still-powerful images, radio and film with audio historian and former broadcaster, John Jensen. Mountlake Terrace Library

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During WWII, Hollywood contributed morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and more. See the still-powerful images, radio and film with audio historian and former broadcaster, John Jensen.

During World War II, the War Department realized the importance of not only keeping up the morale of America's fighting forces abroad, but the morale of those at home. The result was an unprecedented push by Hollywood to contribute morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and training films to the war effort. Special radio programs, documentary films, and live performances told Americans at home that they too could serve in the defense of their country by purchasing war bonds, participating in scrap drives, planting Victory Gardens, and volunteering.

Experience the still-powerful images, radio and film that emerged from this dramatic time in American history. Audio historian and former broadcaster John Jensen shares rarely known stories and anecdotes from Hollywood’s war effort, and shows examples of wartime propaganda through various media that was used to educate, inform, and sway American public opinion.

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