Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Chilling History of How Hollywood Helped Hitler

A controversial new book suggests that Hollywood courted Nazi Germany in an effort to retain its business.  It let Nazis censor scripts, took away film credits from Jews, and, according to this excerpt in the Hollywood Reporter forced one MGM executive to divorce his Jewish spouse.  Why?  According to the book's author, Harvard post doctoral candidate, Ben Urwand, Hollywood acquiesced to Nazi demands in order to retain its business.

This is an interesting story with links to movies that the Nazis loved and hated.  Here's an interview with the writer.  M thanks to my colleague, Jeff Feinstein for sending me the link.

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