Sunday, October 15, 2017

Liberty Needs a Loan -- October 15, 2017

Moving Picture World, 20-October-1917
The cost World War One greatly exceeded the normal budget of the Federal Government.  The four Liberty Loans sold war bonds to raise money.  The movie industry dedicated itself to selling a lot of Liberty Bonds.

Moving Picture World, 27-October-1917
"Help your country and yourself -- Help our boys 'Over There'"

Moving Picture World, 13-October-1917
The National Association of the Motion Picture Industry, "which has been appointed to co-operate with the Treasury in the promulgation of the loan," created a short film to promote bond sales.  "The image shows Julian Eltinge, the female impersonator, William S Hart, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford." 

Moving Picture World, 27-October-1917
The war continued to be a hot topic. 

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