Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by way of Thomas Doherty

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 by way of Thomas Doherty
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Overview: Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the total that means of Nazism got here slowly to Hollywood, rising extra ominous and distinct simplest as the last decade wore on. Recapturing what strange Americans noticed at the display throughout the rising Nazi danger, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten movies, equivalent to Hitler’s Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docudrama by way of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true story of “a Hollywood lady in Naziland!"; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi movie made by way of German refugees residing within the Soviet Union. Doherty additionally recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the employees at the payroll shaded reactions to what used to be by no means merely a industry determination. As Europe hurtled towards conflict, a proxy struggle waged in Hollywood over the right way to behavior industry with the Nazis, the right way to duvet Hitler and his sufferers within the newsreels, and whether or not to handle or forget about Nazism in Hollywood function movies. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm? Doherty’s historical past includes a solid of charismatic personalities: Carl Laemmle, the German Jewish founding father of Universal Pictures, whose manufacturing of All Quiet at the Western Front (1930) enraged the nascent Nazi motion; Georg Gyssling, the Nazi consul in Los Angeles, who learn the Hollywood industry press as avidly as any studio magnate; Vittorio Mussolini, son of the fascist dictator and aspiring movement image impresario; Leni Riefenstahl, the Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich who got here to America to hawk distribution rights for Olympia (1938); screenwriters Donald Ogden Stewart and Dorothy Parker, founders of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League; and Harry and Jack Warner of Warner Bros., who yoked anti-Nazism to patriotic Americanism and after all broke the embargo in opposition to anti-Nazi cinema with Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939).
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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