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Hollywood Hates Hitler!Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures$
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Chris Yogerst

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496829757

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496829757.001.0001

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Zanuck, Balaban, and the Wild Finish

Zanuck, Balaban, and the Wild Finish

(p.150) Chapter Eleven Zanuck, Balaban, and the Wild Finish
Hollywood Hates Hitler!

Chris Yogerst

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the brief testimonies of James G Stahlman of the Nashville Banner, Darryl F. Zanuck of 20th Century Fox, and Barney Balaban of Paramount Pictures. Knowing the xenophobic slant of certain senators on the committee, Zanuck paraded out his born in the USA credentials to the embarrassment of Nye and others. These testimonies were quick, and ended with Senator Tobey’s final desperate attempt to discredit Hollywood. Tobey had two “smoking gun” witnesses, one was his secretary and another was his neighbour. The statements were so poorly executed that Senator McFarland walked out.

Keywords:   Darryl F. Zanuck, Barney Balaban, Senator Tobey, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox

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