How Hollywood bowed to Hitler: Film studios showed Nazi Germany in positive light historian claims

In his book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, Urwand said that Hollywood was happy to bow to Hitler’s demands. ‘Collaboration: it’s not my word or invention. I got it from materials from both sides. It’s the word that’s regularly used to describe their relationship,’ the 35-year-old told the Guardian. He added that the German head of MGM spoke of the ‘satisfying collaboration on both sides’ to the press. Movie critic: Historian Ben Urwand has researched the reach of Nazi influence on Hollywood before the war Protest: Goebbels ordered Germans to disrupt screenings of the film All Quiet on the Western Front, above MGM also invested in German rearmament to get around currency export restrictions, the historian said. Urwand believes that filmmakers not only wanted to continue working during the build up to the war, they also thought Hitler may win the war and wanted to safeguard the future of their businesses.
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Maldonado uses Hollywood killing to raise money

Then they snapped souvenir photos with their cellphones so they would have keepsakes from the big day. The Abbey opened early so people could gather to learn of the rulings live. Todd Barnes, its general manager, is a 49-year-old gay man who was married to a woman for six years and came out at 35. He said coming out to his wife was one of the most difficult things he’s ever done. “To know that as a gay man I can get married again I’m happy,” Barnes said. “When I find that person, maybe this time it will stick.
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West Hollywood celebrates high court’s rulings on gay marriage

Abel Maldonado holds a news conference to voice opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s corrections policy known as realignment. (Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times / May 9, 2013) By Paige St. John June 28, 2013, 7:00 a.m.
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Hollywood, Florida: A global tourist destination?

Is this the world’s worst bridezilla? The Hollywood fitness guru demanding guests do a three-week vegan cleanse before her big day

Rainbeau Mars

Shot in high definition and hosted by ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar, the program explores the city’s tucked away gems. “As a tourist, there are specific tourist spots in many cities, but when you’re with a local resident, you get a totally different experience and that’s what Music Voyager aims to deliver,” said Farook Singh, executive producer of Music Voyager. He added that Hollywood beat out Miami to be featured in the episode. The city’s live music and its universal acceptance of different styles of music is what made him and his team contact city officials.
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A view of  the broadwalk looking south from Johnson Street. Music Voyager spent six days filming Hollywood hot spots to make a 30-minute program called "Florida: The Other Hollywood."

The ‘engagement ring guru’ helping clueless guys find the perfect diamond for $500 a time ‘We were intending to include everyone with an invitation to what is supposed to be a healing and purifying ceremony for all,’ she explained. ‘Some guests are joining us along with the other people that do this with us around the world and others are not.’ Scroll down for video Engaged: Ms Mars and Michael Karlin are set to wed on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on July 2 Info: A flier on Ms Mars’s Facebook page provides details about the pre-wedding cleanse, including positive reviews of the ‘revitalization program’ and a picture of the fitness guru meditating A wedding flier on her Facebook provides details on the cleanse, which includes daily recipes and inspirational e-mails. ‘In celebration of Rainbeau and Michael’s upcoming Hawaiian wedding, join our global community to become the most beautiful, healthy and fit versions of ourselves!’ it reads.
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CAA Signs Five Hollywood-Based Canadian TV Screenwriters (Exclusive)

our editor recommends Jessica Pare, Tommy Chong to Guest Star on Canadian ‘Satisfaction’ Comedy The agency will represent the quintet’s new Los Angeles-based company, Maple Gravy, as it focuses on making comedy in all formats for North American broadcasters and the world market. Maple Gravy is led by five Canadian TV scribes with Hollywood credits and addresses: Robert Cohen (The Ben Stiller Show, The Big Bang Theory), recurring The Simpsons writers Joel Cohen and Tim Long, Chuck Tatham (How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development) and Dan Signer, creator of Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm. PHOTOS: Secrets of Hollywood Agency Mailrooms “They know how to make hit shows,” said David Miller, a partner at Toronto-based A71 Productions, who will jointly rep the Hollywood expats internationally along with CAA’s Rob Kenneally and Renee Kurtz. The five partners will either executive produce or showrun Canadian-originated projects, or have their own comedy projects dipped in maple syrup to tap free government money on offer to local comedy fare shot in Canada. The Maple Gravy partners have already been at work on Canadian projects, ahead of solidifying their collaboration.
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