erik lundegaard

Hollywood Values: Patriotism

“[Adolph] Zukor, like so many of the Hollywood Jews, had used [World War I] as an opportunity to prove his patriotism; visiting Frank Wilson, director of publicity of the Liberty Loan program, which raised money from bond sales, he announced that the industry was happy 'to show its patriotism [and] to prove beyond all question its worth to the Government as well as to the people of the United States,' as if these had been at issue. The Jews mobilized the entire industy; Lasky and De Mille, now headquartered in California, even formed a Paramount brigade that marched up and down the studio grounds with prop rifles in preparedness.”

—Neal Gabler, “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood,” pp. 39-40

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Posted at 07:43 AM on Sat. Feb 19, 2011 in category What Liberal Hollywood?  

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