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Michael Jackson's Affinity for Nazis and Judy Garland

There was probably just one screening room in 1990s America — and maybe on the planet — where a triple feature might have included a Judy Garland flick, a movie about troubled adolescent boys and a Nazi documentary like “Hitler’s Children”.

Its unlikely location, according to a report in the New York Post, was the Neverland Ranch, the sprawling Santa Barbara home of one Michael Jackson.

A former video distributor named Norman Scherer revealed to the Post that he’d been approached in 1995 “by a New Yorker looking to place big orders for a ‘famous’ client — as long as he could be discreet.” The New Yorker turned out to be Scott Shaffer, Jackson’s longtime personal assistant. “I knew what [Jackson] wanted,” Shaffer told the Post.

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