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Tracy Plays Doolittle | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Tracy Plays Doolittle

Tracy Plays Doolittle | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Spencer Tracy as Jimmy Doolittle in a B-25 during a scene from "Thirty-Seconds Over Tokyo" (MGM 1944).

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DESCRIPTION
Spencer Tracy as Jimmy Doolittle in a B-25 during a scene from "Thirty-Seconds Over Tokyo" (MGM 1944).
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10999
Creation Date:circa 1944
Creator Name:MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
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Collection Name:General Stills Title File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:TF Thirty-Seconds Over Tokyo
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Some consider this film about the daring raid on the Japan in 1942 to be one of the best films about World War II. Spencer Tracy, who played the role of Jimmy Doolittle, the commander of the raid, was one of the greatest American motion picture actors. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Tracy attended Ripon College where he discovered a love of acting. In this film Tracy accepted the role of Jimmy Doolittle, a relatively small part in the "30 Seconds" script, so that his friend, Van Johnson might be cast as the lead.
SUBJECTS
Actors
Motion pictures
Costume
Airplane, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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