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re: WAR PAINT. 3 Great minutes
Last Edit: tmdonahue 03:25 pm EDT 04/14/17
Posted by: tmdonahue (tmdonahue@yahoo.com) 03:25 pm EDT 04/14/17
In reply to: WAR PAINT. 3 Great minutes - NewtonUK 09:12 am EDT 04/14/17

About the Henry Ford dialogue. I may be wrong. Where I was seated, it was often hard to make out the words, even Christine Ebersole's and she wasn't using a thick as borscht Polish accent. I thought Rubinstein was talking about how once America was in the war, Ford took his factories and expertise and began mass producing war machinery. She was trying to imagine a role in the war for the cosmetic industry.

I grew up a few miles from the Willow Run plant in Michigan, which in the time I was young made transmissions for GM, but during the war Ford made planes there. Many, many planes. So maybe I dreamt that was what she was saying.

It is interesting that after opposing US entry into the war and saying so much that was anti-Semitic, Ford turned around and supported the war effort. On the other hand, he was a businessman and in the US at the time, there was no other business worth much than supplying the war. (Charles Lindbergh, too, opposed the war and said anti-Semitic things. He even opined that the US shouldn't enter the war because Hitler and the Germans were bound to win it. During the war, he consulted with the Army Air Force and secretly flew over 50 missions over the Pacific. Since Roosevelt refused to restore Lindbergh's service commission, his air missions were doubly dangerous. If downed and captured, he would not be protected by the Geneva Convention. Not that that Convention did much good for the service men who were captured. )

BTW, that meeting scene was the best part of the evening. Here's to Doug Wright!
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