To commemorate the upcoming 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Orangeburg Library looks back to see how Hollywood responded to December 7, 1941. On Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m., producer Harvey Chertok will show a documentary film illuminating how the USA government enlisted the magic of show business to help the war effort. Hollywood created the icon of “Rosie the Riveter” to show how American women were “pitching in” at war plants. This was the time of sweeping economic, political and social transformations. Radio and movie starts such as Bob Hope, the Andrew Sisters and Abbott & Costello promoted the war effort by entertaining the troops and selling bonds.
See how it all happens in this nostalgic documentary at the Orangeburg Library. Call the library at 845-359-2244, ext. 10 to register for this free event.