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Anti-Semitic sticker, How "A Star Is Born," 1930s
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Northridge
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California State University, Northridge
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
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In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name to the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee. The collection documents the committee's efforts to combat prejudice and educate the public through cooperation with both Jewish and non-Jewish groups, from its formation in 1933 through the early 1990s.
This propaganda sticker bears the title "How 'A Star Is Born'", followed by the words: "Ask The Hollywood Jew Who Owns One" then "Boycott the Jewish Boycotters". Featured prominently in the center is a peculiar drawing of a 5-pointed star against a black circle. In the center of the star is what appears to be an 8-legged spider with the head of a man. This man -- ostensibly a Jew -- has a ridiculously large nose, ears, and mouth; beady eyes; and a furrowed brow. Interspersed between the spider legs are the letters USSR, as well as the Soviet hammer-and-sickle symbol. The bottom of the sticker reads: "Boycott every motion picture starting any member of the Pro-Communist Hollywood Anti-Nazi League" and "Destroy Jew Monopoly of the Motion Picture Industry with its Sex Filth Films and Jew-Communist Propaganda." 5.75 x 3.25 in.
14.5 x 8 cm
Anti-Jewish propaganda
Jews in the motion picture industry
Propaganda, Anti-communist
Motion pictures--Moral and ethical aspects
Box CRC/2 90-37
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection
In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945
California State University Northridge. University Library. Special Collections & Archives. Urban Archives

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