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Odds and Ends
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Oh, and about Hitler: I forgot to mention that he was not just a house painter (or as some people say, a "paperhanger", meaning someone who puts up wallpaper), but was a fine artist in his own right. His ambition was actually to be an artist, but his application to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna was rejected. The school said that he was very good at painting buildings, but not so good at painting people, and suggested that he should study architecture instead. Here's an example of his work,
King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle
which, as I mentioned, was a model for Cinderella's Castle in Disneyworld. And speaking of Disney: Hitler was a huge fan of his, and considered
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
to be the greatest film ever made. A few years ago, some sketches were found hidden behind a painting that are thought to have been Disney fan art by Hitler himself.
Since the drawings include Pinocchio, they must have been done some time after the movie was released in 1940. Hitler might have hidden them away because he thought that such childish artwork might make Der Führer look a little silly.