06 July 2010

Il Duce Debarks


From the Berkeley Daily Gazette on this day in 1936:

TERMS MUSSOLINI REAL MOVIE FAN
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By United Press

NEW YORK, July 6. - Mussolini is a real movie fan and favors making Rome a continental Hollywood, Walter Wagner, film producer, said today upon his arrival on the Queen Mary from conferences with the Italian premier.

"The next projection halls in Rome are in Mussolini's palace and the Vatican," he said. He had conferred with Il Duce on production of motion pictures in Italy.

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