Spy Culture Documents

Files and documents on military, intelligence and other government involvement in and support to the entertainment industry.

The US Army and Using Fat People for Entertainment

The US Army and Using Fat People for Entertainment

The latest reports from the US Army's entertainment liaison office brings us almost up to date on their activities, which includes support to everything from the film Jackie to History Channel documentaries and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  One continued theme is the military support not just for cookery programmes but ...
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The US Army's Very Friendly Relationship with Warner Bros.

The US Army’s Very Friendly Relationship with Warner Bros.

Newly-released reports from the US Army's entertainment liaison office show that they maintain a close and friendly relationship with Warner Bros., enabling them to get involved at early stages of major films and wield considerable influence over their content.  While Warner have a reputation for making some of the darker, ...
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National Security Cinema - New Book Reveals Government Censorship/Propaganda in Hollywood

National Security Cinema – New Book Reveals Government Censorship/Propaganda in Hollywood

National Security Cinema is a new book that uses over 4,000 pages of documents to reveal government censorship and propaganda in Hollywood.  From the Pentagon's rewriting of James Bond to the CIA's manipulation of Meet the Parents this is the biggest and best book ever written about military-intelligence propaganda in ...
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The CIA, Bohemian Grove, Tom Clancy (and the Fake Moustache)

The CIA, Bohemian Grove, Tom Clancy (and the Fake Moustache)

In 1988 CIA director William Webster attended the Bohemian Grove, where he gave a lakeside talk about intelligence matters.  His speech, now available to the public for the first time, is both amusing and at times shocking.  From Tom Clancy to a voyeuristic child who wanted to join the Agency, ...
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Why the CIA Loved French New Left Philosophy, and Why They Were Wrong

Why the CIA Loved French New Left Philosophy, and Why They Were Wrong

In 1985 the CIA produced an analysis of the French arm of the New Left - the early post-Marxist intellectual movement.  Somewhat bizarrely the Agency were broadly in favour of this new movement because it provided less resistance to US goals both in France specifically, and in the world more ...
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Alaska, the Air Force and the Science and Entertainment Exchange

Alaska, the Air Force and the Science and Entertainment Exchange

Newly released reports from the US Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office (ELO) confirm their continuing influence over the political content of the productions they support and refer to a mysterious event called the 'Alaska CLT'.  The role of the Science and Entertainment Exchange - technically a non-governmental body - was ...
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