You might think that Hollywood has always been the place bleeding-heart liberals go to make their bleeding-heart movies, but you may be interested to know that at one point, it was where Hitler was going to rule the world.
That’s right. Adolf Hitler. The big mustache himself. The man who oversaw the murder of millions of people for reasons we still can’t comprehend – living in Hollywood? Sounds as plausible as the theories of him escaping to Buenos Aires or the like, but it was a plan that was actually going to happen. American Nazi sympathizers were at one point so confident that Germany was going to win WWII, they constructed a home that cost millions of dollars in anticipation of the day he’d make his way to the land of dreams, cinema, and augmented breasts.
The Silver Shirts, the branch of Americans who were convinced that good things would happen if Hitler took over, managed to construct a diesel power plant, 375,000 gallon water tank, giant meat locker, 22 bedrooms, and a bomb shelter. Originally bought by a mining fortune heiress, Jessie Murphy, she started a romantic relationship with a man named Herr Schmidt – Hitler’s agent in America.
He convinced her to transform the property into the mecca for America fascism, but after the war, the property lapsed, and it now scheduled to be bulldozed.