FROM Steven Ross
American Nazis hoped to hit Hollywood by blowing up homes of famous Jews Adolf Hitler actively tried to control the message Hollywood movies sent about Germany during World War II. Los Angeles was fertile ground for Nazi groups. One Jewish man saw the threat and created a network of spies to undermine them.
Hitler and Hollywood Two new books, one published and the other still under way, tell two different stories about LA's Jewish studio heads in the 1930's -- as Adolph Hitler was taking power and creating Germany's anti-Semitic Nazi regime. They agree on one thing: Hitler thought Hollywood had created the world's greatest propaganda machine.
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