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Talking Pictures


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Written and presented by Barry Norman.
A series which tells the story of Hollywood from the coming of sound to the present day.
Hollywood Goes to War
With America's entry into the Second World War,
Hollywood, eager to play its own part in the war effort, unleashed a tide of patriotism and propaganda, escapism and romance. Many in Hollywood itself were quick to volunteer - not just for active service but for War Bond tours, troop entertainments, and the Hollywood Canteen.
Film-makers in uniform like
John Ford and John Huston made battle documentaries now regarded as classics in their field.
Bob Hope , Greer Garson
Joan Fontaine , John Huston Eddie Bracken , Joan Leslie and June Havoc are among those who discuss Hollywood at war.
Videotape editor JAMES TIMOTHY rum editor DENISE PERRIN
Series producer JUDY LINDSAY Producer DAVID JEFFCOCK


Presented By: Barry Norman.
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Eddie Bracken
Unknown: Joan Leslie
Editor: James Timothy
Editor: Denise Perrin
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Producer: David Jeffcock

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