West Hollywood celebrates high court’s rulings on gay marriage

It’s about love now and nothing else.” A short distance away at City Hall, the air was also festive. “We won on a technicality,” Councilman John Duran acknowledged. “We’ll take it.
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Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler with Nazi propaganda drive, academic claims

Its also collaborating with Adolf Hitler, the person and human being. Urwand, reportedly a folk musician from Australia who has become a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard, said his interest was first aroused as a student in California when he read an interview with the screenwriter Budd Schulberg referring to meetings between the MGM boss Louis Mayer and a representative of the Nazi regime to discuss cuts to his studio’s films. The book describes many Jewish studio bosses not only censoring films to suit the regime, but also producing material that could be inserted into German propaganda films and even financing German weapons manufacturing. The collaboration of Hollywood with the regime began in 1930, says Urwand, when Carl Laemmle Jr of Universal Studios agreed major cuts to the First World War film All Quiet On The Western Front after riots in Germany instigated by the Nazi party. I would say there were a few shocking moments, probably starting with the document I discovered in the National Archives in Washington which explained how MGM was insulating its profits, Urwand told the Times of London. There was a law in Germany that foreign businesses couldn’t export currency. They made an exception for MGM because they were financing the production of German armaments. After Hitler came to power, the book details regular studio visits by representatives of the regime, including Georg Gyssling, the special consul assigned to monitor Hollywood, who watched films and dictated scene-by-scene requests for cuts.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/hollywood-helped-adolf-hitler-with-nazi-propaganda-drive-academic-claims-29383805.html

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