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Charlie Chaplin and the Nazis : the long German campaign against the artist  Cover Image Book Book

Charlie Chaplin and the Nazis : the long German campaign against the artist / Norbert Aping ; foreword by Kevin Brownlow.

Aping, Norbert, 1952- (author,, translator.). Brownlow, Kevin, (writer of foreword.).


"Until recently, it was assumed that the Nazis agitated against Chaplin from 1931 to 1933, and then again from 1938, when his plan to make The Great Dictator became public. This book demonstrates that Nazi agitation against Chaplin was in fact a constant from 1926 through the Third Reich. When The Gold Rush was released in the Weimar Republic in 1926, the Nazis began to fight Chaplin, whom they alleged to be Jewish, and attempted to expose him as an intellectual property thief whose fame had faded. In early 1935, the film The Gold Rush was explicitly banned from German theaters. In 1936, the NSDAP Main Archives opened its own file on Chaplin, and the same year, he became entangled in the machinery of Nazi press control. German diplomats were active on a variety of international levels to create a mood against The Great Dictator. The Nazis' dehumanizing attacks continued until 1944, when an opportunity to capitalize on the Joan Barry scandal arose. This book paints a complicated picture of how the Nazis battled Chaplin as one of their most reviled foreign artists"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781476687407
  • ISBN: 1476687404
  • Physical Description: x, 473 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 > Appreciation > Germany.
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977
National socialism and motion pictures.
National socialism in motion pictures.
Nazisme et cin�ema.
Nazisme au cin�ema.
Art appreciation
National socialism and motion pictures
National socialism in motion pictures

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North Kansas City Public Library 791.4365 APING 2024 (Text) 0001012537890 Nonfiction New Available -

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