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Front Row Classics celebrates Veterans Day with entertainment journalist Christian Blauvelt

Classics features Christian Blauvelt

Front Row Classics celebrates Veterans Day with a special interview. Brandon welcomes award-winning journalist Christian Blauvelt to discuss the time Hollywood helped win World War II. Blauvelt is the author of the new book, "Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II." Both Brandon and Christian consider this era of film to be their favorite. The book highlights the movies' impact on both the battlefield and home front during the war years. The topics highlighted include: stars in the military, entertaining the troops and the surprising inclusion and diversity that permeated the era. The discussion includes a wide variety of films including "Casablanca," "Mrs. Miniver," "The Human Comedy" and "The Best Years of Our Lives." Blauvelt also discusses the impact of the Hollywood Canteen, which made Hollywood more accessible to the everyday man.

"Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars and Stories of World War II" is available from Running Press and Turner Classic Movies wherever books are sold.

Christian Blauvelt is an entertainment journalist, who serves as the managing editor of leading film and TV industry website IndieWire. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis; has hosted films on Turner Classic Movies; and has presented at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con. Blauvelt is the author of books including "Cinematic Cities: New York." He lives in New York City.

Brandon Davis is the host of Classics and Zone-i-Sodes on the Front Row Network. A true fan of cinema history, Brandon holds the distinction of being the official film historian of the Network.
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