When Hollywood Went To War

Humphrey Lyttelton presents the fascinating story of Hollywood's involvement in the Second World War.



He examines the film studios' reactions to the outbreak of war in Europe and how actors such as Greer Garson assisted the war effort by sending food parcels and clothing to Britain.

Contributors include comedy writer Hal Kanter, bandleader Ray Anthony and radio director Norman Corwin.

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He reveals how Hollywood stars James Stewart and Betty Grable assisted the war effort, along with the part played by performers such as Bob Hope and Al Jolson, who helped to entertain the troops on the front line.

Contributors include author Michael Freedland, Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker and radio director Norman Corwin.