Posted on December 6, 2012 by Heather Gibson
……….On Friday, December 7th at 5:00pm the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania will be screening The Fighting Lady. The 1944 film follows a US Navy aircraft carrier during World War II, illustrating the experiences of the crew members. The film was photographed in zones of combat in the Pacific Ocean, including the attack on the Japanese base on Marcus Island and the decisive attack known as the “Marianas Turkey Shoot.” Much of the footage was shot by “gun cameras” mounted directly on aircraft guns. The film was directed by Edward Steichen and narrated by Lieut. Robert Taylor.
This screening takes place on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed to commemorate those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Editor’s Note: Heather Gibson is the Art Collections Manager, Office of the Curator, University of Pennsylvania.