Foreign News: Dictators' Friends

In 1935 hollow-eyed Pola Negri, oldtime cinemactress whose professional peak was reached in 1920 in Passion, found herself in serious difficulties with peppery little German Minister for Propaganda Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels. In the belief that Cinemactress Negri (real name: Appollonia Chalupec) was a Polish Jewess, Minister Goebbels refused her permission to act in Germany. Suddenly this order was overruled by the Führer himself. "Investigation," read the official communiqué, "instituted by the Reichsführer has established that Pola Negri is Polish and therefore Aryan" (TIME, Feb. 11, 1935). Pink with pleasure, Actress Negri...

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