Projections of war : Hollywood, American culture, and World War II Thomas Doherty New York : Columbia University Press, c 1993 Hardcover. x, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. -345) and indexes. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
Thomas Doherty reveals how and why Hollywood marshaled its artistic resources on behalf of the war effort and interprets the cultural meanings and enduring legacies of the motion picture record of the war years. He explains the social, political, and economic forces that created such genre classics as Mrs. Miniver, as well as comedies, musicals, newsreels, documentaries, cartoons, and army training films. He examines the Hollywood Production Code, government propaganda films, the portrayal of women and minorities in films of the period, and Hollywood’s role in World War I and Vietnam.