Hollywood at War: The Motion Picture Industry and World War II

Hollywood at War: The Motion Picture Industry and World War II

by Charnan Simon
     
 

During World War II, the motion picture industry played a crucial role in the daily life of audiences in America and abroad. This fascinating book takes a look back at the institution of Hollywood and the war's major effects on it, government intervention in the business of moviemaking, and several of the most popular movies and stars of the time. See more details below

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Overview

During World War II, the motion picture industry played a crucial role in the daily life of audiences in America and abroad. This fascinating book takes a look back at the institution of Hollywood and the war's major effects on it, government intervention in the business of moviemaking, and several of the most popular movies and stars of the time.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8These three titles present different perspectives while skillfully weaving together key facts and concepts relating to World War II history. Code Talkers discusses the role of Native Americans, both as soldiers and as translators. Hollywood looks at the role of the film industry in providing propaganda and entertainment, both for soldiers and for civilians. Doing Our Part examines the changing roles of women who had been housewives but were assuming jobs in the defense industry. A number of fair-to-good quality, captioned, archival photographs appear in each volume. All three books will be useful for reports and for teachers seeking to add a ``different twist'' to their World War II units.Douglas K. Dillon, Lakota Freshman School, West Chester, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531201930
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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