Hollywood crew films movie at the Plymouth Trial Court

The Feeneys noted that Downey and extras in the cast wandered over to nearby Plymouth North High School for refreshments Thursday morning. Polisky said the crew had been filming in Myles Standish State Forest earlier in the week and would move on to Boston to complete the movie later this summer. Back in the courthouse after lunch, the extras trooped back into the courtroom; a court officer closed the doors; a crew member called for quiet; and someone yelled rolling. All eyes in the corridor peered toward the room full of monitors. One flight below, Caroline Johnson and her friends, Laura Mulligan and Meg Reed, patiently waited near a stairwell in hopes Downey would soon be filming on the steps. Asked why they were willing to wait for a look at the star, Mulligan said it was a chance to be part of something cool in a town where nothing cool ever happens.
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Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler with Nazi propaganda drive, academic claims

Also in this section After Nestle, Aptamil manufacturer Danone is now hit by breast milk scandal But now a young historian says that in the years before the war, Tinseltown was marching to a very different tune. Ben Urwand, 35 has written a book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact With Hitler, in which he cites documents that prove, he says, US studios acquiesced to Nazi censorship of their films actively cooperated with the regime’s world propaganda effort. Hollywood is not just collaborating with Nazi Germany, Urwand told the New York Times. Its also collaborating with Adolf Hitler, the person and human being. Urwand, reportedly a folk musician from Australia who has become a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard, said his interest was first aroused as a student in California when he read an interview with the screenwriter Budd Schulberg referring to meetings between the MGM boss Louis Mayer and a representative of the Nazi regime to discuss cuts to his studio’s films. The book describes many Jewish studio bosses not only censoring films to suit the regime, but also producing material that could be inserted into German propaganda films and even financing German weapons manufacturing. The collaboration of Hollywood with the regime began in 1930, says Urwand, when Carl Laemmle Jr of Universal Studios agreed major cuts to the First World War film All Quiet On The Western Front after riots in Germany instigated by the Nazi party.
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Paul Hollywood makes upbeat public appearance as estranged wife reveals struggle as single mother

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  CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE FULL GALLERY Paul, 46, hosted a cookery demonstration at the BBC Good Food Show alongside former Great British Bake-Off contestant Cathryn Dresser on Saturday, and was in high-spirits during the session. Smiling and joking as Cathryn, 27, made bread, the star made a small quip about his recent problems, telling the audience, “This is the kind of bread that will get you recognised. I should know, I’ve had a lot of publicity recently,” before giving a cheeky wink. Members of the 400-strong crowd at Birmingham’s NEC also said the star seemed delighted to be working alongside pretty brunette Cathryn. “He was being really flirty with her,” onlookers Samira Ajour told the Mirror.
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East Hollywood strip mall damaged in fire

Fire raced through an East Hollywood strip mall early Monday, burning through a roof and damaging the attic, Los Angeles city fire officials said. It took firefighters less than an hour to put out the blaze in the one-story, L-shaped building in the 1100 block of Vermont Avenue, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Humphrey said no people were injured. One of the stores in the strip mall was a pet shop, but it was not immediately known if any animals were harmed.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood “Crack-Up”

After all, Minna Davis, his wife and his true love, was a movie star. Kathleen captivates him because she looks like Minna. She’s an imitation, though a strange one. “You look more like how she actually looked than how she was on the screen,” Stahr tells her, the unreal screen image of Minna more real to him than the woman herself.
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