Stock Image

The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

Urwand, Ben

Published by Belknap Press
ISBN 10: 0674724747 / ISBN 13: 9780674724747
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 27.92
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with ...

Publisher: Belknap Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Description:

2013. 0th Edition. Hardcover. To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. The author reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself - obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion. Num Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 1KBB; 3JJH; APF; HBWQ; JPVK; KNTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 166 x 32. Weight in Grams: 650. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780674724747

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.45 avg rating
(130 ratings)

Synopsis:

To continue doing business in Germany after Hitler's ascent to power, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films that attacked the Nazis or condemned Germany's persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this bargain for the first time--a "collaboration" (Zusammenarbeit) that drew in a cast of characters ranging from notorious German political leaders such as Goebbels to Hollywood icons such as Louis B. Mayer.

At the center of Urwand's story is Hitler himself, who was obsessed with movies and recognized their power to shape public opinion. In December 1930, his Party rioted against the Berlin screening of All Quiet on the Western Front, which led to a chain of unfortunate events and decisions. Fearful of losing access to the German market, all of the Hollywood studios started making concessions to the German government, and when Hitler came to power in January 1933, the studios--many of which were headed by Jews--began dealing with his representatives directly.

Urwand shows that the arrangement remained in place through the 1930s, as Hollywood studios met regularly with the German consul in Los Angeles and changed or canceled movies according to his wishes. Paramount and Fox invested profits made from the German market in German newsreels, while MGM financed the production of German armaments. Painstakingly marshaling previously unexamined archival evidence, The Collaboration raises the curtain on a hidden episode in Hollywood--and American--history.

About the Author: Ben Urwand is a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to books@kennys.ie,

Conor Kenny


Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.


Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.