De Cry of a desert victory

Summer 1943 ad by DeVry for the movie “Desert Victory”

Toronto. When America joined in against the Axis in WW2, the Hollywood studios and British studios made movies to support government involvement (and keep some actors at home).  The scene at left is a still promoting the movie “Desert Victory” that was released c1943.

The full ad encourages the reader to buy/use DeVry movie cameras (used to record the film, a British documentary) and movie projectors. My thanks goes out to that retired cinematographer and PHSC member, George Dunbar, for sharing this bit of history from the June, 1943 issue of American Cinematographer magazine.

This entry was posted in history and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.