David Cesarani

Reel Deals

The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler


Harvard University Press/The Belknap Press 318pp £19.95 order from our bookshop

Ben Urwand’s exposé of Hollywood’s dealings with the Third Reich could have been a fine book. It rests on original research and contains significant archival findings. But the analysis is compromised by an overheated narrative style, irresponsible language and a lack of contextualisation. 

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • Whom did Picasso label a 'bristly pig'? Read Rosalind P Blakesley's review of The Collector by Natalya Semenova to… ,
    • Alexandra Gajda on Anna Beer's new biography, Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh ,
    • Mark Lawson reviews @jonathancoe's Middle England - The Rotters' Club for our Brexit age. ,
    • 'Behind every book that is published lies ... a haunted landscape, populated by the ghosts of things written and ex… ,
    • 'We once more live in a great age of dragon invention' Here's Tom Shippey on Martin Arnold's The Dragon ,
    • RT : Man at the q&a part of the book panel: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't s… ,
    • Here's @epkaufm's Whiteshift, reviewed in this month's magazine by ,