Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hollywood's love affair with fascists

It's quite a history, including cameo appearances in films by no less than Benito Mussolini.
Unmentioned in this write up is that the love affair of Mussolini with Hollywood was reciprocated. At least up until he fell in with Hitler and started banning Jews from positions of authority in the government and military. Note the part that says "at this time Mussolini was a popular hero". That wasn't just in Italy… Note, too, that he invited the Glitterati to visit, but it doesn't mention that they went; or that he came to Hollywood and was celebrated.
Now Hollywood likes their fascists a bit more home grown.

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