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Hollywood Hates Hitler! – Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures - University Press of Mississippi
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Hollywood Hates Hitler!: Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures

Chris Yogerst

Abstract

In September of 1941, a handful of isolationist senators set out to tarnish Hollywood for war-mongering. The United States was largely divided on the possibility of entering the European War, yet the immigrant moguls in Hollywood were acutely aware of the conditions in Europe. After Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the gloves came off. Warner Bros. released the first directly anti-Nazi film in 1939 with Confessions of a Nazi Spy. Other studios followed with films such as The Mortal Storm (MGM), Man Hunt (Fox), The Man I Married (Fox), and The Great Dictator (United Artists). While th ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, United States Senate, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Nazi, Propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496829757
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496829757.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Yogerst, author
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee