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Hollywood Goes to War: The Film Industry’s Response to World War II

November 11, 2021

On this week’s episode, Sonny is joined by Christian Blauvelt, author of Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II. From the pre-war skittishness of the big studios about alienating German markets—and potentially alienating an isolationist homefront, pre-Pearl Harbor—to the wartime efforts to raise funds and produce works of art that inspired Americans to resist the fascist menace, Christian’s book tells a wide-ranging and fascinating story.