How Hollywood bowed to Hitler: Film studios showed Nazi Germany in positive light historian claims

George Lucas’ Wedding Party: Hollywood Heads to Chicago

Urwand said studio bosses could not claim ignorance of the atrocities being carried out against the Jews because they had been forced to fire Jewish employees. Bible inscribed by Albert Einstein who once called the holy text ‘pretty childish’ fetches $68,500 in NYC auction ‘Hollywood is collaborating and the Nazis are having the final say on several important movies that would have exposed what was going on in Germany,’ he said. He added: ‘I wouldn’t want what I write to be generalisable about Jews, but specific Jews in the movie business made decisions to work with Nazi leaders.’ Urwand, whose Jewish grandparents went into hiding in the war, added: ‘It was [Jack] Warner who personally ordered that the word Jew be removed from all dialogue in the 1937 film The Life of Emile Zola”.” Censor: Propaganda minister Goebbels talks to the Hitler Youth in Berlin in 1935 He told the New York Times Warner’s studio was the first to invite Nazi officials to Los Angeles to suggest cuts. Warner was also said to have taken a cruise on Hitler’s old yacht in 1945, where he discussed post-war business opportunities, Urwand claims. The historian found a letter from January 1938 in which a 20th Century Fox worker was asking Hitler about his views on films.
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Asked if he’s going to the wedding, producer Sid Ganis, former senior VP of Lucasfilm, tells THR, “‘THE wedding?’ Think of what you just said — there are about four billion weddings in June, and you’re asking if I’m going to ‘THE wedding.’ Yes! We worked together for seven years, and we’re kind of still working together.” “He’s a good old guy,” Ganis says. “I’m happy that he’s getting married, this kind of wandering guy, who, you know, has been in and out of relationships ever since he split with his wife Marcia.” Mr. Lucas divorced Marcia Lucas, an Oscar-winning editor of Star Wars, in 1983.
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Bring on a Hollywood-style disaster for the blockbuster film

Amanda Bynes lunges at man who tries to take a photo: Who’s the hottest mess in Hollywood?

As if the Lucas name alone should suffice, rather than the quality of the movie, which, in this case, was not high. And yes, Spielberg, you gave us Lincoln, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and many more decent movies. But you also gave us crud like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. You produced all the Transformers movies. The list goes on.
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You can’t take pictures of me.”  Hotel security ultimately had to intervene because Bynes was allegedly not leaving the man alone. If you’ve been relatively lucid the last few months, you probably have a hunch that Amanda Bynes is on a downward spiral. She posts risque photos and controversial statements on her Twitter feed on a daily basis and she’s been said to show erratic behavior by many who’ve been around her.
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Dueling Hollywood bloggers Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke could be in fight to a finish

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hit Berlin for the premiere of Brad’s film ‘World War Z.’

Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn arrive for the Glamour Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday. BROOKLYN CAN GROW ON YOU He’s a chip off the old block. Brooklyn Beckham could’ve been mistaken for a younger version of his goal-scoring pop as he stood by mum Victoria at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London’s Berkley Square Gardens Tuesday. Dressed in a black jumpsuit by Maison Martin Margiela, Victoria, 39, looked almost young enough to be a teen herself as she made the scene with her dapper 14-year-old son. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Miranda Kerr was one of the stunners at the CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center on Monday, then hit ‘Fox and Friends’ Tuesday morning.
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London is the New Hollywood

Rest in peace, my friend.” David blamed Brooks for his idle years as an aspiring comedian. “Mel Brooks didn’t get me into comedy, he kept me away from it,” David said, recalling how he was intimidated by Brooks’ talent. “I spent years doing nothing because of him.” Past recipients of the AFI honour include Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, who presented Brooks with his award. Scorsese put the Oscar and Tony-winning talent in the same category as the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. “Mel has made his own tradition of greatness, and it’s that tradition – drawing from the past, honouring it, toying with it, vamping on it, extending it to places wise men, very funny men previously feared to go – that’s what we’re celebrating here and honouring tonight,” Scorsese said.
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Hollywood Heart Helps Teens Take the Spotlight

Disney and Lucasfilm also announced this year that ‘ Star Wars 7? will be shot in the UK in 2014 . All in all things are looking very positive for the UK. Back in Hollywood, the California Film Commission recently announced that 31 projects had been chosen for tax breaks, but only a select few were able to benefit from the scheme. Many of the productions that have taken place in Hollywood in previous years are now moving to other states or abroad, including the UK. Some of the big advantages of London include an excellent public transport network, a diversity of shooting locations, and the close proximity of studio facilities. The workforce is also a major asset with expertise in all areas of production.
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Mel Brooks: Hollywood Honours Star Producer

Many are badly injured. They band together to search for a way back to civilization. Sound familiar? Well, this “Lost” weekend was actually an exercise. And the “survivors” were at-risk teens and chronically ill young adults participating in a workshop held by the nonprofit org Hollywood Heart, which teamed up with electronics maker Rohde & Schwarz DVS to teach the ins and outs of filmmaking, courtesy of those inside the biz, helping them to create their own short films.
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