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The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten

Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten--the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party--John Howard Lawson had become one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s, with several hits to his credit including Blockade, Sahara, and Action in the North Atlantic. After his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: John Howard Lawson; John Howard Lawson; John Howard Lawson; John Howard Lawson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Horne
ISBN: 0520243722 0520248600 9780520243729 9780520248601
OCLC Number: 64770823
Description: xxiii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Beginnings --
2. Toward Commitment --
3. Hollywood --
4. From Hollywood to Broadway --
5. Commitment --
6. Theory and Practice --
7. Struggle --
8. Fighting; and Writing --
9. Writing; and Fighting --
10. Red Scare Rising --
11. Inquisition --
12. Jailed for Ideas --
13. "Blacklisted" --
14. The Fall of Red Hollywood --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten
Responsibility: Gerald Horne.
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John Howard Lawson was one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s. This biography of Lawson features many of his prominent  Read more...

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