Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1945. First Edition. Small quarto (25cm); off-white cloth, calico grain and stamped in dark brown, in b/w pictorial dustwrapper, with b/w photo-illustrated endpapers; 291pp. Trivial soiling and wear to boards. Dustwrapper toned, especially along spine; creases, chips and minor tears, with some material loss to rear and spine extremities. Mild soiling throughout interior, else sound, Very Good or Better in Very Good dustwrapper.
This book presents, through copious b/w photo-illustrations, a detailed look at Hollywood's role in the Allied efforts of WW2, from the early stirrings of war through newsreels, to the aftermath of worldwide conflict and a hopeful postwar future. Chapters cover G.I. training and informational films, war pictures real and fictional, Hollywood stars and the USO, and the use of "star power" to support the war effort on the home front.