HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Generals mocking JFK behi... » Reply #35

Reply #35


Response to MinM (Reply #33)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 11:27 AM

35. Mother Jones' Operation Hollywood cont...


There was a movie called “Air Strike” by a guy named Cy Roth. Now, Ed Wood is often credited as being the worst director in Hollywood history, but Cy Roth would really give him a run for his money. Roth decided around 1953 that he’d made a Western, he’d made a space movie, now he wanted to make a war movie. This movie was set on a World War II aircraft carrier, and the lead characters were a young Jewish flyer and a young black flyer who are constantly being subjected to anti-Semitism and racism on the ship.

The military said, “No, we don’t want to show any kind of racism or anti-Semitism in this picture, you’ve got to change that.” They also said, “We don’t want a World War II-era picture, we want a movie set in the modern jet age.” And Roth went nuts. He called his congressman, he wrote a letter to President Eisenhower -- and the day after the White House got his letter of complaint, they sicced the FBI on him to see whether he was a Communist or not. Well, he finally caved in; he made the picture the way they wanted. So it was no blacks, no Jews, no propellers. If you look at this film, it’s so bad, it looks like a home movie shot on an aircraft carrier. So this film was completely changed...

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2004/09/operation-hollywood

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 47 replies Author Time Post
Octafish Sep 2012 OP
Trailrider1951 Sep 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2012 #5
jwirr Sep 2012 #9
Octafish Sep 2012 #18
Norrin Radd Sep 2012 #2
Octafish Oct 2012 #44
drokhole Sep 2012 #3
hifiguy Sep 2012 #10
Octafish Sep 2012 #13
Octafish Sep 2012 #19
drokhole Sep 2012 #20
Octafish Oct 2012 #46
truebrit71 Oct 2012 #47
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2012 #4
Octafish Sep 2012 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Sep 2012 #7
Javaman Sep 2012 #8
loli phabay Sep 2012 #14
Octafish Sep 2012 #21
ArnoldLayne Sep 2012 #11
Octafish Oct 2012 #41
MinM Sep 2012 #12
MinM Sep 2012 #17
Octafish Sep 2012 #24
MinM Sep 2012 #34
Octafish Sep 2012 #22
LongTomH Sep 2012 #25
MinM Sep 2012 #33
LineLineLineNew Reply Mother Jones' Operation Hollywood cont...
MinM Oct 2012 #35
Octafish Oct 2012 #37
Octafish Oct 2012 #36
freshwest Sep 2012 #15
Initech Sep 2012 #16
Octafish Oct 2012 #40
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #45
bobthedrummer Sep 2012 #23
Octafish Oct 2012 #42
patrice Sep 2012 #26
Octafish Oct 2012 #43
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #27
loli phabay Sep 2012 #28
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #29
loli phabay Sep 2012 #30
Kingofalldems Sep 2012 #31
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #32
MinM Oct 2012 #38
Octafish Oct 2012 #39
Please login to view edit histories.