By Meir Doron, Joseph Gelman
Arnon Milchan has led a mystery double lifestyles. the type of lifestyles one may examine in a John Le Carré secret agent novel or in a film made through Hollywood colleagues Steven Spielberg or Oliver Stone. this can be the tale of a undercover agent, of nuclear proliferation, billion-dollar high-tech safeguard transactions, ideology, patriotism, love, heartbreak, and the awe inspiring Hollywood occupation of a mysterious multi-millionaire. In a real tale that places James Bond to disgrace, Confidential information with nail-biting suspense how manufacturer Arnon Milchan advanced from his formative years into essentially the most vital covert brokers that Israeli intelligence has ever fielded. From Iran to South Africa, from Poland to Taiwan and the united states, Confidential casts a world web to show the mythical manufacturer of blockbusters like Pretty Woman, LA Confidential, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman methodically unveil Arnon Milchan's function as a key participant in lots of of Israel s most crucial intelligence operations. Confidential is full of attractive new revelations and opens a window into the area of a key covert operative, who advanced right into a real member of Hollywood's royal elite.
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Where agents have clearly named themselves (not uncommon for individuals who worked during the world wars), this has been relatively straightforward, but simply arguing that an agent’s name is ‘in the public domain’ is not in itself sufficient, as the ‘public domain’ constitutes a great range of contexts, from unsubstantiated assertions in sensationalist and evanescent publications (what might be called ‘sub-prime intelligence literature’) to serious and scholarly articles by professional historians.
The Secret Service Bureau, and the subsequent Secret Intelligence Service, remained publicly unacknowledged by the British government for over eighty years and was given a formal legal basis only by the Intelligence Services Act of 1994. The fact that a publicly available history of any sort has been commissioned, let alone one written by an independent professional historian, is an astounding development, bearing in mind the historic British legacy of secrecy and public silence about intelligence matters.
On 28 April 1909 Hardinge’s sub-committee submitted a report which ‘in order to ensure secrecy’ was not printed ‘and only one copy was in existence’. Their proposals effectively constitute the founding charter of the modern British intelligence community. They recommended that an independent ‘secret service bureau’ be established which ‘must at the same time be in close touch with the Admiralty, the War Office and the Home Office’. It should have three objects. It would first ‘serve as a screen between the Admiralty and the War Office and foreign spies who may have information that they wish to sell to the Government’.
Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon- Arnon Milchan by Meir Doron, Joseph Gelman