Bill Blass was one of them. So was Ellsworth Kelly. And Arthur Singer. And Art Kane. Before these men embarked on the artistic careers they would become known for, they served together during World War II. But they were a particular kind of soldier, serving in a particular kind of unit: Blass and his brothers in arms were recruited from art schools and ad agencies. They were sought for their acting skills. They were selected for their creativity. They were soldiers whose most effective weapon was artistry.One of my co-workers really enjoyed the documentary on PBS called 'Ghost Army' that was mentioned in this article. You can watch it on the PBS website.
Because their job was to fool Hitler.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This was pretty cool
Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler: The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war