Hollywood and the Military Bureaucracy

Depicting America’s Fighting Forces at Their Best and Worst

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About the Book

Through a century of movies, the U.S. military held sway over war and service-oriented films. Influenced by the armed forces and their public relations units, Hollywood presented moviegoers with images of a faultless American fighting machine led by heroic commanders.

This book examines this cooperation with detailed narratives of military blunders and unfit officers that were whitewashed to be presented in a more favorable light. Drawing on production files, correspondence between bureaucrats and filmmakers, and contemporary critical reviews, the author reveals the behind-the-scenes political maneuvers that led to the rewriting of history on-screen.

About the Author(s)

Writer, actor and comedian Bob Herzberg is the author of scholarly books and western novels. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Bob Herzberg
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7848-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4188-1
Imprint: McFarland