What if Hollywood had liked Hitler? Would it look like this? In the early 1930s,... more »
What if Hollywood had liked Hitler? Would it look like this? In the early 1930s, America wasn't very critical of Nazi Germany. What if some movie producer of that era wildly miscalculated and romanticized Hitler in a Hollywood film? I designed this to look like a movie made by some B-movie studio on Poverty Row with a couple of utterly forgettable stars. In pouring over old stock footage, I was kind of surprised to see several shots of Nazi flags waving proudly in the wind. WTF. Why was that filmed anyway? I think that was the inspiration for this messed-up movie trailer, Berlin Follies of 1934.
Stock footage: archive.org