Ben Urwand, 35 has written a book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler, in which he cites documents that prove, he says, US studios acquiesced to Nazi censorship of their films actively cooperated with the regime’s world propaganda effort. Hollywood is not just collaborating with Nazi Germany, Urwand told the New York Times. Its also collaborating with Adolf Hitler, the person and human being. Urwand, reportedly a folk musician from Australia who has become a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard, said his interest was first aroused as a student in California when he read an interview with the screenwriter Budd Schulberg referring to meetings between the MGM boss Louis Mayer and a representative of the Nazi regime to discuss cuts to his studio’s films.
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Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes
But the rechristening of Oak Trees Goodwood Stakes, a Breeders Cup launching pad for Pleasantly Perfect, Tiznow, and Alphabet Soup, just to name three, was addlepated on almost all levels. The Goodwood is now called the Awesome Again Stakes. Awesome Again never ran at Santa Anita. But connecting the dots isnt difficult Frank Stronach, who runs Santa Anita, raced Awesome Again and stands him as a stallion. For a time, Oak Tree proudly clung to its stakes races and now has a copyright on some of the names.
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