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J. Edgar Hoover goes to the movies : the FBI and the origins of Hollywood's Cold War

Author: John Sbardellati
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1942 and 1958, J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a sweeping and sustained investigation of the motion picture industry to expose Hollywood's alleged subversion of "the American Way" through its depiction of social problems, class differences, and alternative political ideologies. FBI informants (their names still redacted today) reported to Hoover's G-men on screenplays and
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011038590
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Sbardellati
ISBN: 0801464218 9780801464218
OCLC Number: 793494429
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2013 Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Me.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Hollywood's Red scare --
A movie problem --
The FBI's search for communist propaganda during the Second World War --
Producing Hollywood's Cold War --
The coalescence of a counter-subversive network --
The 1947 HUAC trials --
Rollback --
Conclusion : three perspectives on the death of the social problem film.
Responsibility: John Sbardellati.
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