The Secret Hollywood Studio That Shaped The Cold War
Original Airdates: May 31-June 2, 2019
TVC 452.3: Ed welcomes Kevin Hamiliton and Ned O’Gorman, co-authors of Lookout America: The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War, the inside story of Lookout Mountain Laboratory—a secret motion picture studio, run by the U.S. Government, that was officially known as 1352nd Photographic Group of the United States Air Force. Lookout Mountain Laboratory not only recruited the services of such Hollywood luminaries as John Ford, James Stewart, Susan Hayward, and Marilyn Monroe, but shaped public opinion of the Cold War and much of our political culture today.
James Stewart, Rear Window, and Lookout Mountain Laboratory
TVC 452.4: Kevin Hamiliton and Ned O’Gorman, co-authors of Lookout America: The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War, discuss how Oscar-winning actor and U.S. Air Force reserve brigadier general James Stewart lent gravitas to the efforts of Lookout Mountain Laboratory and the subtle connection between the secret Hollywood studio and the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. A rollicking story that depicts an unlikely mix of Hollywood artists, nuclear scientists, and military movers, Lookout America includes hundreds of breathtaking photographs, plus easy-to-follow charts, graphs, timelines, side bars, screen grabs, and a ton of information.