Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town’s Contribution to World War II
Presented by John Jensen, audio historian and former former San Francisco broadcaster. During World War II, the War Department realized the importance of not only keeping up the morale of America’s fighting forces abroad, but the morale of those at home. The result was an unprecedented push by Hollywood to contribute morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment and training films to the war effort. Experience the still-powerful images, radio, and film that emerged from this dramatic time in American history. Available at the following locations: Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa, Wash., Oct. 17, 6 p.m.; LaCrosse Library, 201 S. Main St., LaCrosse, Wash., Oct. 18, 1 p.m.; Palouse Library, 120 E. Main St. Palouse, Wash., Oct. 18. 6 p.m.; St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., Oct. 19. 12:30 p.m.; Albion Library, 310 N. F St., Albion, Wash., Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.; Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia, Wash., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. For more information, visit whitco.lib.wa.us or call (877) 733-3375.