Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War /

The untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the director's lens. In prewar America, Hollywood's relationship with Washington was tense. When war came, the propaganda effort to win the hearts and minds of American soldiers and civi...

Full description

Main Author: Harris, Mark, 1963-
Format: Book
Published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
Physical Description: 511 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Summary: The untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the director's lens. In prewar America, Hollywood's relationship with Washington was tense. When war came, the propaganda effort to win the hearts and minds of American soldiers and civilians was vital. The effort was dominated by five directing legends: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. After experiencing the war in all its facets, they produced a body of work that was essential to how Americans perceived the war.--Excerpted from book jacket flaps.
Published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781594204302 :
1594204306 :