I was whiling away the time today, watching movies on the TCM network. It was Carole Lombard day. Amongst the movies was a 1934 movie entitled Twentieth Century. In the movie there is a scene, in Chicago. The playhouse is being foreclosed upon and stage props are being carried out. A series of lines are exchanged between two characters with the theater door open. There is a swastika in prominent view…in 1934. Now I know the swastika has a long history that has nothing to do with the Nazi’s Socialist Party. But, it was interesting to see.
So, a few hours later, I am again watching Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in a 1942 Nazi spoof ‘To Be or Not To Be’ and as one would expect there were plenty of Swastika’s and Nazi’s. What the heck does this have to do with anything?
Nazi swastika !
- Hannah B Fischthal