Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler with Nazi propaganda drive, academic claims

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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Hollywood Honors Comic Genius Mel Brooks

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The 86 year old director received the 41st Life Achievement Award during a ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, and a string of famous faces took to the stage to honor him. Martin Short opened the show by performing to a medley of songs from the moviemaker’s films, and declared, “The word genius is used a lot in Hollywood, so I might as well call Mel one.” Amy Poehler, Jimmy Kimmel , Cloris Leachman and Larry David also honored the Blazing Saddles director received at the event, while Woody Allen , Clint Eastwood , George Lucas , Steven Spielberg , Whoopi Goldberg and Gene Wilder sent their congratulations to Brooks via video messages. Wilder, who has worked with the director on several movies, declared, “I don’t think there’s any man anywhere who’s like you. I love you, Mel.” Scorsese presented Brooks with his award, and told the crowd, “Mel has made his own tradition of greatness, and it’s that tradition – drawing from the past, honoring it, toying with it, vamping on it, extending it to places wise men, very funny men previously feared to go – that’s what we’re celebrating here and honoring tonight.
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Mel Brooks

Chan, who has starred in some 150 films in a career spanning more than 40 years, first left imprints in the forecourt of the theater in 1997, adding to the collection that features screen legends from Clark Gable to Marilyn Monroe. But over the years, as ownership of the theater changed hands, the cement slab featuring Chan’s prints was lost. Slabs are changed often to make room for new entries in the collection. Representatives at the newly named TCL Chinese Theatre confirmed that Chan was the first two-time inductee.
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Jackie Chan leaves imprints in Hollywood for the second time

There he was the featured attraction at deep-pocket events at the Palo Alto home of Flipboard’s CEO, Mike McCue and the Portola Valley compound of Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. The last time he visited the area, in April, the president walked away with $3.25 million for the DNC’s electoral efforts. Obama wasn’t the only chief executive in town Friday, as former president Bill Clinton is in L.A. to headline Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s lavish going-away extravaganza at downtown L.A.’s new Grand Park. That event, too, carries with it a bit of controversy, since questions have been raised about the $265,000 cost being paid by public agencies, including the airport, harbor and Department of Water and Power. Some costs also are being covered by private corporate donors, including Disney, Wells Fargo Bank and Time Warner Cable.
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