The Motion Pictures and World War II files span the years 1936-1948 (bulk 1941-1945) and encompass 8
linear feet. The bulk of the material is in the form of clippings from Los Angeles-area newspapers, "The
Hollywood Reporter," and "Variety." Topics include bond tours and loan drives; censorship; curfews;
feature films and short subjects; the foreign film industry; Great Britain, Latin America, Russia, and
films from other countries; manpower shortages; public relations; rationing; the role of motion pictures
in war; and material related to the Office of War Information (OWI), the United Service Organization
(USO), and the War Activities Committee. In addition there are pamphlets, periodicals, and press
releases, as well as synopses and treatment files, Department of War radio scripts, and radio scripts for
"They Live Forever." Finally, there are a few files related to the activities of Donald Gledhill, the
Academy's executive secretary.
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