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The Chilling History Of How Hollywood Helped Hitler (Exclusive)
Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Ben Unwand

Posted on 07/31/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by Biggirl

In devastating detail, an excerpt from a controversial new book reveals how the big studios, desperate to protect German business, let Nazis censor scripts, remove credits from Jews, get movies stopped and even force one MGM executive to divorce his Jewish wife.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: germany; hollyweird; hollywood; israel; jews; nazis

1 posted on 07/31/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Bookmark for later.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Biggirl

We shouldn’t get overly excited about this old news. It is not as if Hollyweird was the ONLY US group helping Hitler. Standard Oil, the Kennedys, Lindbergh, father Coughlin, all sorts of folks wanted Hitler to succeed and were delighted to support him.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 9:03:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Biggirl

I wondered why there was not a screen adaptation
of Remarque’s “The Road Back”.
Every symptom of PTSD is portrayed in this alternate
ending to “All quiet on the western fromt.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Biggirl

They did this with the Soviet Union as well, even in the 1980s the Communists could influence and alter projects and just like with Islam and all these years of war, and the Vietnam war, Hollywood can handle censoring itself to make propaganda.

Amerika was one of those from the 1980s.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 9:05:27 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: Nifster

Context.

Hindsight is 20/20....and do keep in mind that at that time Hitler was far from being the only anti-semitic leader in Europe.

They were far more concerned about Bolshevism (and justifiably so), and they saw at the time Hitler as a buffer against it.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 9:06:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nifster
the Kennedys, Lindbergh, father Coughlin, all sorts of folks wanted Hitler to succeed
As much as I like his cars - you can add Henry Ford to that list.
7 posted on 07/31/2013 9:11:00 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Biggirl
If Hitler hadn't provoked war, he could have gotten away with murdering the Jews and Gypsies, and the sexually deviant.

Think not. Cambodia, the USSR, the People's Republic or China. The last 2, at least, murdered far more people, in absolute numbers, than did Hitler. Cambodia murdered more on a relative scale, I believe, and did it to their own people.

Fidel will never hang for his crimes.

Cry me a river about Hollywood helping Hitler, they are still doing it to his spiritual successors.

8 posted on 07/31/2013 9:13:36 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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9 posted on 07/31/2013 9:14:50 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dfwgator

Mein Kampf was published in 1923. It laid out the entire vision of what Hitler wanted to do. It is not hindsight to say that Germany should have known. the truth is that Europeans have hated Jews for a very very long time (and frankly still do). They would do anything to rid themselves of the problem which is why Hiitler was so attractive.

To think that there is a fundamental difference between NAZI thought and the ‘bolshveks’ is nonsense. It demonstrates a lack of understanding of both forms of government. They are BOTH totalitarian in nature. They are anti-Christian as well as anti-Semitic. The rhetoric may sound different but both are anti-freedom and anti-liberty.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 9:15:25 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

You forgot to include Prescott Bush...


11 posted on 07/31/2013 9:16:39 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nifster

You and I both know that, but back then, people weren’t as discerning.

And it’s true, racial theories in that day had a lot more play than they do now.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

The communists were the big influence in Hollywood. “Hollywood Party”- Billingsley


13 posted on 07/31/2013 9:23:22 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Biggirl

Well, the Nazis were just Socialists, ya know.

National SOCIALISM is just the endpoint of government control.

Someone has to be in charge of Socialism, and they have to have their enemies, so a few Jews (in this case) may have to be eliminated for the progress of the cause!


14 posted on 07/31/2013 9:25:51 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Tipline for Zimmerman's Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.)
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To: Nifster
To think that there is a fundamental difference between NAZI thought and the ‘Bolsheviks’ is nonsense. It demonstrates a lack of understanding of both forms of government. They are BOTH totalitarian in nature.

Bingo. They are both means to an end, and nothing more. That was true in the 1920's, and it is true today.

The only difference between then and now is that today's Bolsheviks go by a different name.

15 posted on 07/31/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: All

The question I have is, why did the Drudereport website “red-lettered” the article then?

Could it be because this is now the dog days of summer?


16 posted on 07/31/2013 9:38:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

One thing they all have in common, they have given themselves over to Evil.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 9:39:23 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Biggirl

In fairness, I did take a blow-off class on film history in college, and they DID cover this.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 9:43:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Calvin Locke

Include him in what, a DU discussion?


19 posted on 07/31/2013 9:46:32 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: ansel12

Here is an example of the Amerika miniseries controversy.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=860&dat=19861110&id=sotUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gI8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3558,4384124


20 posted on 07/31/2013 9:48:01 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: Biggirl

At least one was not. And if you haven’t read her story, please check out the link; you’ll be pleased.
She is a hero.

http://www.hedylamarr.org/hedystory1.html


21 posted on 07/31/2013 9:48:37 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: American in Israel

“One thing they all have in common, they have given themselves over to Evil.”

That is the result of trying to replace God’s role in soceity with government.

Satan created Socialism/Communism (Statism) for the diehard atheists, and he created Islam for the diehard theists, especially monotheists.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 9:48:44 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Fascism’s economic structure was called “Third Position”. Unlike capitalism (market control of the economy with production in private hands) and Marxist-Leninism/Communism (government control of the economy and ownership of production) Third Position is a command economy (gvt in control) where production remains in private (preferably large conglomerate) hands.

People saw Third Position as much preferable to Marxist-Leninism/Soviet Communism ... Which is a reason why Fascism was deemed acceptable and groups like the Nazis were able to appropriate the term Socialism to help generate appeal.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 9:48:59 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SueRae

"That's Hedley."

24 posted on 07/31/2013 9:49:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ansel12

Among those helping Nazis.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 9:53:07 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: MikeSteelBe

Interesting perspective. Will contemplate.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Calvin Locke

That’s what I meant, that is a lefty nonsense.


27 posted on 07/31/2013 10:00:32 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: Biggirl
"Hollywood" never allowed ideology stand in it's way of making a buck.

Whether it be Nazi, Communism, Islam, or any other “ism” or murderous regimes of any stripe. It ‘s playing footsie with dictators shouldn't come to surprise to anyone that it seek to protect it's markets in Nazi Germany.

Even Jewish top Hollywood executives ignored their Jewish Brothers as they were herded into concentration camps..

Even today “Brave” Hollywood who staunch portrays itself as “boldly representing freedom of expression against “moralist bluenoses” in this country, kowtows to Communist China as we speak as it allows Chinese censors approve scripts today as evidence in films such as Red Dawn and World War Z.

Hollywood, what a whore....

28 posted on 07/31/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: tanknetter
Fascism’s economic structure was called “Third Position”.

So THAT'S where Billy Boy Clinton got his "Third Way" inspiration?
29 posted on 07/31/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: SueRae

bookmarked, thanks!


30 posted on 07/31/2013 10:53:37 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: ansel12
I remember watching the “Amerika” miniseries.
Looking back I guess ABC got jealous of the success of “Red Dawn”

Of course I also remember ABC”s “The Day After” movie that scared the pants off Americans about(sub rosa: Reagan) letting loose an nuclear exchange and the effects thereof

31 posted on 07/31/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Yeah, this is a new book on the subject, but this stuff isn't exactly hidden.

To the studios in those days, movies were a commodity like toothpaste. If the foreign market demands that you make it green, you make it green. We're here to make money.

32 posted on 07/31/2013 11:07:49 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Biggirl

I am pretty sure I dislike Hollyweirdos as much as anybody and more than most. However, there is no reason that they should have known that the Nazis were the next big Evil. They were just another customer, just like the Soviets. Hollyweird sucks up to anybody with power, money, and charisma. .

What really sucks, though, is how they are sucking up the Chinese, when they SHOULD know that the PRC is the next big Evil.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 11:09:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Nifster

You forgot Henry Ford.
Back then it looked like the alternates were Fascism and Communism. They simply were simply choosing sides (or, given the investments in the Soviet Union, hedging their bets).


34 posted on 07/31/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Calvin Locke
[Prescott] Bush ‘Nazi’ Smear Unworthy of Critics
35 posted on 07/31/2013 11:27:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Calvin Locke

but of course Bush and Cabot and Lodge and the King of England and all sorts of folks who really thought that Hitler (and his socialist rhetoric and Jew hating plans) was the bees knees


36 posted on 07/31/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Little Ray

No the choices were NEVER just socialism or fascism.....the choices were freedom or slavery. The same is still true today. Yielding liberty for security....always a dangerous thing to do


37 posted on 07/31/2013 1:45:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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