When the world had a brighter tomorrow
Very cool,This is so relevant to our History of Film and History of Animation classes. December 7, 1941 was the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and I am looking thru these posters to see any trends relating to that date... But I can see there were military themed movies in theatres all thru 1941. The writing was, literally, on the wall, in regards to the unavoidable US immersion into WW2.Thanks for sharing these. Are they from a physicall collection or a digital archive? Just c curious. Either way,,, thanks and very cool to share! Katy
Though it was standard for all movie theaters to show newsreels as part of their programs, in WW II most larger cities had a newsreel theater where people could duck in whenever they could to keep abreast of the latest wartime events. Louisville's was the Scoop which had a bill that would change weekly and was only about a week behind events of the day. I've included some of the Scoop ads reporting on the atomic bombs on Japan in the 1945 post. After the war the Scoop became a movie theater that showed artier and foreign films. It closed in 1955. The ads are all from digital archives.
There are also some ads and articles about the Scoop when it opened in the 1942 post about the Rialto.
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