When Hollywood Ruled The Skies Volume 3: The Aviation Film Classics of World War II


Bruce Orriss


In this THIRD volume on the history of Hollywood’s military aviation films, author and historian Bruce Orriss examines the aviation films  of World War II, beginning with “Eagle Squadron” in 1942 and ending with “Red Tails” in 2006, a total of 48 films in all.

The book presents the radical changes in aim and purpose that these films have undergone in the past seventy-two years, and gives special  emphasis not only to the stories that these aviation films told, but also  to the stories behind their making and the people who made them.

Profusely illustrated, with over 400 photographs, the book includes lists of casts and crews, story synopsis, production details and interviews with many of the participants.