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WWII Films and the Perception They Create | Presidio

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Golden Gate Club | 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA

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The Presidio Trust proudly inaugurates a new lecture series featuring nationally known historians.

The Way We Thought We Were: Images in World War II Films: Popular films reveal the perceptions, hopes, fantasies, and fears of Americans. Mehr will offer a closer look at some of the films made during the late 1930s and ‘40s to illustrate the American outlook during this period. In some ways the roles of women and ethnic and racial minorities changed, and in other cases former stereotypes were replaced by new ones.

About the Speaker: Linda Harris

The director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library. She received her Ph.D. in history from UCLA and has taught history and film courses at USC and UC San Diego and lectured at numerous other universities and institutions. Her research interests include images of women in film, ethnic images in film, Hollywood at war, and early serial film heroines.


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Address: 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA