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From volume 1, issue #33, dated Jan 31st, 1943

The Office of War Information is reported to have asked producers to make fewer movies of the gangster and cowboy type. Films showing luxurious cocktail life are also being discouraged. The OWI is encouraging Hollywood to make more movies about industrial, agricultural and home life.

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Yank Archive curator's comments:

Wow. During difficult times, people go to the cinema for entertainment and escapism, not movies about "industrial, agricultural and home life."

About newsbites: Each issue of Yank had dozens of short reports on events from the home­front as well as the battle­front. They provide a fas­cinat­ing glimpse into life during the war.


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