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California Election News1934

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The notorious fake CALIFORNIA ELECTION NEWS was secretly produced by MGM in 1934 for the film industry's campaign against Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle" and many other works. Sinclair's EPIC (End Poverty in California) platform won him a landslide Democratic nomination for governor. Terrified at the idea of a socialist reformer running the state, Republicans organized one of the dirtiest-ever campaigns. The people in these "candid" interviews are actors; the films were designed to frighten voters into selecting any candidate except Sinclair. Two of these "hit pieces" were made. This is the second of the two (though, based on excerpts viewable elsewhere, the first was largely identical).



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