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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This documentary that the Japanese in World War II movies were frequently played by Koreans, Hawaiians or Phillipinos. Moreover, Going Hollywood: The War Years
(1988) states that many Japanese characters in films of the World War II period were actually played by Chinese actors. This was because 112,000 Japanese-Americans, who had lived in the USA for years, were transferred to relocation centers and "stripped of their property" during WW 2. See more
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