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Celluloid soldiers : the Warner Bros. campaign against Nazism

Author: Michael E Birdwell
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the 1930s many Americans avoided thinking about war erupting in Europe, believing it of little significance to their interests. Yet, the Warner Bros. film studio embarked on a virtual crusade to alert Americans to the growing menace of Nazism. Polis-Jewish immigrants Harry and Jack Warner risked both reputation and fortune to inform the American public of the insidious threat Hitler's regime posed to the
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Birdwell
ISBN: 0814713386 9780814713389
OCLC Number: 40533837
Description: xxi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Warner Bros. and the opening salvos against Nazism, 1934-1939 --
Black Legion: fascism in the heartland --
The road to Confessions of a Nazi spy and beyond --
A change of heart: Alvin York and the movie Sergeant York --
Using the devil's tool to do God's work: Sergeant York, America first, and the intervention debate --
Hollywood under the gun: the Senate investigation of propaganda in motion pictures --
"This isn't what we had in mind."
Responsibility: Michael E. Birdwell.
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