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Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood

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As helmed by Peter Rosen, this documentary chronicles the diaspora of intellectual artists driven from Nazi Germany to new residences in the United States at the onset of World War II (c. 1939). As the program explicitly denotes, many of these exiles resettled in Southern California, forming a veritable bohemian community on America's west coast and permanently altering the landscapes of art, music, literature, film and philosophy in the U.S. Interviewees include Thomas Mann, Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht...more

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