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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According to this documentary, World War II was a time of a great need for entertainment and the movies were a great way for the citizens on the home front to get entertainment. Large movie attendance during the Second World War can be attributed to such factors as gas rationing, limited travel, overcrowding in cities, patriotism, support of the war effort, little or nil unemployment, blackouts, morale building and surprisingly, high wages. Entertainment also came from radio and the stage, the latter of which Hollywood movie stars entertained on, also for the war effort. See more
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