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Nixon at the MoviesA Book about Belief$
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Mark Feeney

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780226239682

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.001.0001

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Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent

(p.97) 4 Advise and Consent
Nixon at the Movies
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Pasadena, with its Tournament of Roses and Greene & Greene houses became a cynosure for gracious living in the basin. In San Gabriel, George Smith Patton, the scion of a prominent Virginia military family, chose to make his home there after marrying the daughter of Benjamin D. Wilson, the first elected mayor of Los Angeles and owner of some twenty thousand acres of prime Southland property. There is one fact people know about Richard Nixon and Hollywood, it's that he loved Patton. The film's protagonist figured in Nixon's career long before 1970, before Nixon even had a career, really for he and Patton once might have become political rivals. Nixon, as a sort of existential Clausewitzian, considered life to be war by other means and expected the wartime allowances to be made for him.

Keywords:   Pasadena, San Gabriel, George Smith Patton, Richard Nixon, career

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