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.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Part I, Backstories.
  • How the popular front became unpopular ;
  • Hollywood's war record ;
  • The preservation of American ideals ;
  • The magic of a Hollywood dateline ;
  • Smearing Hollywood with the brush of communism
  • Part II, On location in Washington.
  • Showtime ;
  • Lovefest ;
  • Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative ;
  • Hollywood's finest ;
  • Doldrums ;
  • Crashing Page 1 ;
  • Contempt ;
  • $64 questions and no answers ;
  • Jewish questions ;
  • The curtain drops
  • Part III, Backfire.
  • The Waldorf and other declarations ;
  • Blacklists and casualty lists ;
  • Not only victims.