Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Hollywood, American Culture, and WWII has been cancelled. As we are unable to reschedule the program, all tickets have been refunded. Purchases made with a credit card have been automatically refunded onto the original card, and purchases made with cash or checks will be refunded with a check by mail. We are working to schedule a screening of the lecture following next Tuesday’s course lecture and will be in touch within the next few days with details. Tickets are available for this lecture’s repeat Thursday February 5 from 7-8:30pm.
Thomas Doherty, professor and chair, American Studies Program, Brandeis University
The documentary footage and Hollywood films of the war years—compiled, reedited, remade, replayed endlessly—are a vivid cultural heritage and a vital historical link. Wartime images and the values they transmitted changed not only the way Americans saw the movies but helped transform America itself.
Four-session course tickets ($96 member, $120 nonmember) are not available online.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
Above: Give It Your Best!, 1942. 2009.2249. Poster, color lithograph. Leonard A. Lauder Collection.