Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist /

In 1947, the Cold War came to Hollywood when the House Un-American Activities Committee held a round of hearings into alleged Communist subversion in the movie industry. The major studios pledged to never again employ a known Communist or unrepentant fellow traveler, the declaration marking the onse...

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Main Author: Doherty, Thomas Patrick,
Format: Book
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Physical Description: xiv, 406 pages : black and white illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Series: Film and culture.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-389) and index. 
505 0 0 |g Part I, Backstories.  |t How the popular front became unpopular ;  |t Hollywood's war record ;  |t The preservation of American ideals ;  |t The magic of a Hollywood dateline ;  |t Smearing Hollywood with the brush of communism --  |g Part II, On location in Washington.  |t Showtime ;  |t Lovefest ;  |t Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative ;  |t Hollywood's finest ;  |t Doldrums ;  |t Crashing Page 1 ;  |t Contempt ;  |t $64 questions and no answers ;  |t Jewish questions ;  |t The curtain drops --  |g Part III, Backfire.  |t The Waldorf and other declarations ;  |t Blacklists and casualty lists ;  |t Not only victims. 
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