Friday, September 20, 2013
Uppie No Downer
The Campaign of the Century" in my Random House book of that title, when he led grassroots crusade for governor or California in 1934. He won the Democratic primary in a landslide--and to defeat him, big business, Hollywood and conservative Dems and GOPers went out and invented the modern political campaign, turning their dirty tricks over to a new breed of "spin doctors" and "political consultants." And Irving Thalberg created the first "attack ads" for the screen. To see them, and much more, go here.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch