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The Resource The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler, Ben Urwand

The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler, Ben Urwand

Label
The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler
Title
The collaboration
Title remainder
Hollywood's pact with Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Ben Urwand
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores "how Hollywood and especially the big studios went along with German demands to censor movies not only before but especially after the Nazi seizure of power"--Back of dust jacket
  • "To continue doing business in Germany after Hitler's ascent to power, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films that attacked the Nazis or condemned Germany's persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this bargain for the first time--a 'collaboration' (Zusammenarbeit) that drew in a cast of characters ranging from notorious German political leaders such as Goebbels to Hollywood icons such as Louis B. Mayer. At the center of Urwand's story is Hitler himself, who was obsessed with movies and recognized their power to shape public opinion. In December 1930, his Party rioted against the Berlin screening of All Quiet on the Western Front, which led to a chain of unfortunate events and decisions. Fearful of losing access to the German market, all of the Hollywood studios started making concessions to the German government, and when Hitler came to power in January 1933, the studios--many of which were headed by Jews--began dealing with his representatives directly. Urwand shows that the arrangement remained in place through the 1930s, as Hollywood studios met regularly with the German consul in Los Angeles and changed or canceled movies according to his wishes. Paramount and Fox invested profits made from the German market in German newsreels, while MGM financed the production of German armaments. Painstakingly marshaling previously unexamined archival evidence, The Collaboration raises the curtain on a hidden episode in Hollywood--and American--history."--book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urwand, Ben
Dewey number
791.430973/0943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.G3
LC item number
U79 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • Germany
Label
The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler, Ben Urwand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hitler's obsession with film -- Enter Hollywood -- "Good" -- "Bad" -- "Switched off" -- Switched on -- Epilogue
Control code
840460715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780674724747
Lccn
2013013576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460715
Label
The collaboration : Hollywood's pact with Hitler, Ben Urwand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hitler's obsession with film -- Enter Hollywood -- "Good" -- "Bad" -- "Switched off" -- Switched on -- Epilogue
Control code
840460715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780674724747
Lccn
2013013576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460715

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