Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Birth Of Liberal Hollywood

79 Years Ago This Month: Hollywood Took Its First All-Out Plunge Into Politics
Interesting backstory.
"How did Hollywood get so "liberal"?  It all started when author and ex-socialist Upton Sinclair swept the Democratic primary for governor of California in 1934, as I explore in my book and ebook The Campaign of the Century, winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.  Hollywood's response, including the creation of the first "attack ads" for the screen by none other than Irving Thalberg--you can watch excerpts below--destroyed Sinclair but also led to the rise of the "liberal" movie industry we see today."
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