End Poverty In California.
see url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mc9xc
Louis B. Mayer and the Bolshevik Beast A very realistic play about the
Gubernatorial Election in California in 1935. (Unless you have a VPN or
are based in the UK, I doubt if you will be able to listen to it...)
see url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_Poverty_in_California_movement
I also came across the following urls the other day, when I was doing
Interesting struggle between Upton Sinclair for the Socialist Party and
Frank Merriam, the Republican. Though Sinclair lost, by a fair margin,
he was partially responsible for opening up California to the Democrats
in the following election. All the media moguls were on Merriam's side,
Sinclair was castigated and blanked by the media. William Randolph
Hearst and Harry Chandler and Louis B. Mayer, becoming involved on the
Republican side. Even Hollywood got involved, when workers for Louis B.
Mayer were forced to work one day a week and forfeit a days pay to
defeat Sinclair, through an advertising campaign, comprising articles in
newspapers, Bill Boards on side-walks, and newsreels in the cinemas.
One Bill Board had a picture of King Kong with a photo of Upton
Sinclair's face imposed upon it, with bloody fangs sticking out of his
mouth, and his hand clutching a young lady taxpayer, ready to devour
her, another with all the tramps and bums of America, hitch-hiking on
trains to California, to take a holiday at the taxpayers expense if
Sinclair won. No question of violating union principles then...:-).
And it just goes to show that dirty tricks and campaigns aren't new...:-)
As Louis B. Mayer once remarked about his employees, " What's the
problem? As long as they do as they are told, they are free to do what