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A few film makers used Okinawa as a setting for their stories. Despite its cultural significance and relative youth, the film industry is quite bad about preserving its historical record.


    Film Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
      The Film Collection and Script Collection has a copy and script of the Teahouse of the August Moon, the most successful motion picture about Okinawa. The library also houses the MGM studio archives, which made the film.

    Film and Television Archive Research and Study Center, University of California, Los Angeles

      Houses the Hearst Newsreel Collection, which has a number of films recording combat scenes from Okinawa. It also has a video tape of a made for television version of Teahouse of the August Moon.
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