90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played in assisting the war effort and the kinds of movies and war movies that were made during that era. Features a large number of classic clips from old 1940s movies, newsreel footage, shorts and cartoons, in both colour and black-and-white. Written by
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Showbiz Goes to War
(1982) states that Hollywood Second World War propaganda movies made sure that audiences knew who the enemy was, often portraying them as cruel and heartless, designed to to promote hate of the enemy. This included racial caricatures, especially in cartoons which were a prime example of the ethnic put-down. See more
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