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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