It was refreshing to see some Hollywood stars break with their hard-left colleagues in support of the War on Terror:

Hollywood stars Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Ridley Scott and Nicole Kidman have united in the fight against terrorism, after taking out a full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times condemning violent extremists.
The foursome’s signatures appear today alongside fellow actors and directors Danny DeVito, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Don Johnson, James Woods, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Richard Donner and Sam Raimi, among others.

I know where my movie dollars will be going.

Back in World War II, Hollywood stars made a huge contribution. One of their biggest projects was the campaign to sell war bonds. From About.com:

In September 1942, some eight months after film star Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash while returning from a bond rally in January 1942, a rally in which she had raised some 2.5 million dollars, Hollywood went over the top with a Stars Over America ‘bond blitz.’ 337 stars took part; they often worked 18 hours a day, and were mauled by the crowds of admiring fans which constantly engulfed them. Film stars Greer Garson, Bette Davis and Rita Hayworth suffered varying degrees of physical and nervous exhaustion. Free movie days were often held, the admission being a bond. The Hollywood quota was $775,000,000, but $838,540,000 worth of bonds were sold. In total during the war, Hollywood stars made seven tours through 300 cities and towns. Glamour girl Dorothy Lamour, famous for her sarong, was credited with personally selling over $350,000,000 dollars in bonds. Another glamorous star, Hedy Lamarr, gave kisses to buyers of $25,000 bonds.

In 2006 dollars that $838,540,000 would be worth $10 billion.

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