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The Resource Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris

Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris

Label
Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Title
Five came back
Title remainder
a story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Mark Harris
Title variation
5 came back
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Entertainment columnist Mark Harris gives us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios' control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry's relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy -- hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too un-American in its values and causes. Could an industry this powerful in shaping America's mind-set really be left in the hands of this crew? Following Pearl Harbor, Hollywood had the chance to prove its critics wrong and did so with vigor, turning its talents and its business over to the war effort to an unprecedented extent. No industry professionals played a bigger role in the war than America's most legendary directors: Ford, Wyler, Huston, Capra, and Stevens. Between them they were on the scene of almost every major moment of America's war, and in every branch of service -- Army, Navy, and Air Force; Atlantic and Pacific; from Midway to North Africa; from Normandy to the fall of Paris and the liberation of the Nazi death camps; to the shaping of the message out of Washington, D.C. As it did for so many others, World War II divided the lives of these men into before and after, to an extent that has not been adequately understood. In a larger sense -- even less well understood -- the war divided the history of Hollywood into before and after as well. Harris reckons with that transformation on a human level -- through five unforgettable lives -- and on the level of the industry and the country as a whole. Like these five men, Hollywood too, and indeed all of America, came back from the war having grown up more than a little
Awards note
Theatre Library Association Richard Wall Memorial Award, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Mark
Dewey number
791.4302/33092279494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
H373 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, John
  • Wyler, William
  • Huston, John
  • Capra, Frank
  • Stevens, George
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Motion pictures in propaganda
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
Label
Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Only Way I Could Survive" -- "The Dictates of My Heart and Blood" -- "You Must Not Realize that There is a War Going On" -- "What's the Good of a Message?" -- "The Most Dangerous Fifth Column in Our Country" -- "Do I Have to Wait for Orders?" -- "I've Only Got One German" -- "It's Going to be a Problem and a Battle" -- "All I Know Is That I'm Not Courageous" -- "Can You Use Me?" -- "A Good Partner to Have in Times of Trouble" -- "You Might as Well Run into It as Away from It" -- "Just Enough to Make It Seem Less Than Real" -- "Coming Along with Us Just for Pictures?" -- "How to Live in the Army" -- "I'm the Wrong Man for That Stuff" -- "I Have to Do a Good Job" -- "We Really Don't Know What Goes On Beneath the Surface" -- "If You Believe This, We Thank You" -- "A Sporadic Raid of Sorts on the Continent" -- "If You See It, Shoot It" -- "If Hitler Can Hold Out, So Can I" -- "Time and Us Marches On" -- "Who You Working For-Yourself?" -- "Where I Learned About Life" -- "What's This Picture For?" -- "An Angry Past Commingled with the Future in a Storm" -- "A Straight Face and a Painfully Maturing Mind" -- "Closer to What Is Going On in the World."
Control code
ocn852221837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
511 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204302
Lccn
2013039983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852221837
Label
Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War, Mark Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Only Way I Could Survive" -- "The Dictates of My Heart and Blood" -- "You Must Not Realize that There is a War Going On" -- "What's the Good of a Message?" -- "The Most Dangerous Fifth Column in Our Country" -- "Do I Have to Wait for Orders?" -- "I've Only Got One German" -- "It's Going to be a Problem and a Battle" -- "All I Know Is That I'm Not Courageous" -- "Can You Use Me?" -- "A Good Partner to Have in Times of Trouble" -- "You Might as Well Run into It as Away from It" -- "Just Enough to Make It Seem Less Than Real" -- "Coming Along with Us Just for Pictures?" -- "How to Live in the Army" -- "I'm the Wrong Man for That Stuff" -- "I Have to Do a Good Job" -- "We Really Don't Know What Goes On Beneath the Surface" -- "If You Believe This, We Thank You" -- "A Sporadic Raid of Sorts on the Continent" -- "If You See It, Shoot It" -- "If Hitler Can Hold Out, So Can I" -- "Time and Us Marches On" -- "Who You Working For-Yourself?" -- "Where I Learned About Life" -- "What's This Picture For?" -- "An Angry Past Commingled with the Future in a Storm" -- "A Straight Face and a Painfully Maturing Mind" -- "Closer to What Is Going On in the World."
Control code
ocn852221837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
511 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594204302
Lccn
2013039983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852221837

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