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Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history

Author: Reynold Humphries
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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`Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' That question was to be repeated endlessly during the anti-Communist investigations carried out by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in the early 1950s. The refusal of ten members of the film industry to answer the question in 1947 led to the decision by studio bosses to fire them and never to hire known Communists in the future.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reynold Humphries
ISBN: 0748624562 9780748624560
OCLC Number: 645892574
Description: viii, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The background --
Drawing up the battle lines. Introduction ; Hollywood and the union question ; The war years, 1939-1945 ; Hollywood strikes, the right strikes back --
From the hot war to the Cold War. The hearings of 1947 ; None shall escape: the hearings of 1951-1953 ; The anti-communist crusade on the screen ; Life (and death) on the blacklist --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Reynold Humphries.

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