Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The 'Beginning' of the Beginning
new piece just posted at WhoWhatWhy on a subject I've long probed--how the White House and Pentagon basically re-wrote the first Hollywood epic on the atomic bomb, MGM's "The Beginning or the End," in 1946. Subject of my e-book, "Hollywood Bomb." Also: Ayn Rand wrote scripts for a rival film that also glorified The Bomb. The wild tale 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: email@example.com. Twitter: @GregMitch