Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 13, Good Fights 1936-1937 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, Good Fights 1936-1937 Summary and Analysis

Now that Dorothy and Alan have settled into their lavish Hollywood life, and are quite content, Dorothy becomes compelled to engage herself with political causes. There are plenty to be had, but the one she approaches with the greatest passion, not surprisingly, is the news of the Third Reich's persecution of the Jews. She co-hosts a banquet with Don Stewart in 1936 where she hears firsthand about the situation in Germany. The speaker that evening is professional Communist propagandist Otto Katz, though in Hollywood Katz does not express himself with Communist terminology. Katz is an impressive and elegant speaker, and he speaks of maintaining a friendly relationship with the Soviet Union, but above all, he claims his agenda is combating fascism. Katz claims he is attempting to enlist the cooperation of the film industry in stopping...

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