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Hoover's Trouble With Hollywood

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Hoover's Trouble With Hollywood

And you thought all the FBI did was nab spies, smash terrorist plots, and probe the president's penis? Well, there once was a time when the bureau's mandate included smacking around those Hollywood wiseasses, some of whom inexplicably liked to ridicule J. Edgar Hoover and his fellow G-men. Here are two FBI memos showing how the bureau tried to protect its good name from the savages (men like Jackie Gleason and Otto Preminger) behind the film "Skidoo." (4pages)

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