In popular culture, the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (Mau Mau) was transformed into a caricature. This documentary, which is fairly liberal in its political orientation, was considered too shocking to screen and was subsequently marketed as an exploitation film. Numerous racist tropes are in play in these lurid posters.
A still photo from Grand Hotel (1932). Joan Crawford plays Flämmchen and (a considerably older) John Barrymore as Gaigern. We’ll watch clips on Wednesday.
Some more images including a selfie.
Bertolt Brecht, “Hollywood Elegies”
The village of Hollywood was planned according to the notion
People in these parts have of heaven. In these parts
They have come to the conclusion that God
Requiring a heaven and a hell, didn’t need to
Plan two establishments but
Just the one: heaven. It
Serves the unprosperous, unsuccessful