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Unfriendly witnesses : gender, theater, and film in the McCarthy era

Author: Milly S Barranger
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2008.
Series: Theater in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era examines the experiences of seven prominent women of stage and screen whose lives and careers were damaged by the McCarthy-era "witch hunts" for Communists and Communist sympathizers in the entertainment industry: Judy Holliday, Anne Revere, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Margaret Webster, Mady Christians, and Kim Hunter."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milly S Barranger
ISBN: 9780809328765 0809328763
OCLC Number: 173683793
Description: xviii, 197 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: McCarthyism --
Billie Dawn goes to Washington: Judy Holliday --
Death by innuendo: Mady Christians --
Unfriendly witness: Anne Revere --
The defiant ones: Lilian Hellman and Dorothy Parker --
Guilt by association: Margaret Webster --
The blacklist is on fire: Kim Hunter.
Series Title: Theater in the Americas.
Responsibility: Milly S. Barranger.
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Examines the experiences of seven prominent women of stage and screen whose lives and careers were damaged by the McCarthy-era "witch hunts" for Communists and Communist sympathizers in the  Read more...

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The Hollywood Blacklist, which was in effect from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s, has been well documented in books like "Time of the Toad," "The Inquisition in Hollywood," and "Fear on Trial." It Read more...

 
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