Toronto Branch – February 2018 Meeting

John Bertram
(Filmmaker & Videographer)

Guest Speaker

Hollywood Joins the Air Force

Perhaps more than any other service branch during WWII, the US Army Air Force benefitted from the contributions of many of Hollywood’ s top studios, directors, and A-List performers. This presentation is a sampling of those high-flying co-productions: everything from star-studded recruitment shorts & training films, to dramatically-narrated newsreels & highly-dramatized documentaries — not to mention the occasional musical-comedy, and even one or two unintentionally comedic dramas — but all in support of the Army’s newest and increasingly high-profile division.

John Bertram is a filmmaker/videographer, and a member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Toronto Chapter. His general interest in aviation & aerospace subjects, plus some ongoing research into a bit of USAAF-related family history, led to a discovery of this intriguing sub-genre of unique and very engaging war effort film productions — many of them well-known and widely-distributed, but some never released to the public.

To round out the evening, Pizza will be served beforehand.

Please join us for what promises to be a really fun and entertaining event. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends and family. Admission is free for CASI members, $5 charge for non-members.
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:30 p.m. Presentation

Place: University of Toronto Institute for
Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
4925 Dufferin Street
(plenty of free parking)

For more information, please contact:
Chris Hayball (416) 375-3715
email casitorontobranch@gmail.com
Facebook (search “CASI Toronto”)

 

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