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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