Hollywood Goes to War is packed with actors and directors from Hollywood’s heyday in Academy Award-winning films, documentaries and more. “This collection of star-lit and Academy Award-winning documentaries assembled by motion picture specialists from the National Archives is evidence of moviemaking at its best. Iconic Hollywood directors and leading actors combined their talents to create films that not only stoked the fires of patriotism during war, but also addressed social and political challenges that were to define the decades ahead. The U.S. now had a new weapon in its arsenal that proved to be as potent as its air power or sea power…star power.” — Marcia Kolko, Archives Specialist, Motion Picture, Sound & Video Office, National Archives and Records Administration
- 46 films from the U.S. National Archives on WWII, Korea and Vietnam
- More than 40 Hollywood actors and directors featured, including Katharine Hepburn, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Paul Newman and more
- Featuring 7 Academy Award-winning films by directors including John Ford, William Wyler and more
- Includes rare war films, such as Let There Be Light, December 7th and This is Korea!