Melvyn Douglas

Actor Melvyn Douglas (right), a Macon native, chats with actor Paul Robeson at a benefit in Washington, D.C., in June 1942. Earlier that year Douglas, an active member of the Democratic Party, was appointed head of the Office of Civilian Defense Arts Council, which enlisted the help of artists to support the war effort during World War II.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries