Show Business, Hollywood: The Hexagon


"Through cooperation we get a multimillion-dollar vehicle for worldwide propagation of a favorable military entity."

Who could plow words together like that but a Pentagon flack? What in the wild blue yonder is he talking about?

He is talking about the importance of Hollywood as a branch of the armed services. Pictures about the military can touch off avalanches of enlistment. They polish the image, lift morale. A common soldier sees a movie and decides he's Tab Hunter.

But more or less since Director Darryl Zanuck drew widespread attention to his own invasion of Normandy, The Longest Day, by using troops from crisis-ridden Berlin...

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