|At the start of
World War II, the United States Army acquired a defunct motion picture studio at
35th Avenue and 35th Street in Astoria, Long Island City, Queens, New York,
taking over in February 1942. The studio became the Signal Corps
Photographic Center, later Army Pictorial Center, home to filmmakers and
still photographers who
covered the war and who produced countless training films.
|"We had everything calculated," said Nazi
Field Marshal Von Keitel after WWI, "except the speed with which the Allies
were able to train their troops ... our major miscalculation was in
underestimating their quick and complete mastery of film education."
This web site
provides information about the Army Pictorial
Center, also known as the Signal Corps Photographic Center and about the people
who lived and worked there. For more, check