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...
|Main Author:||Doherty, Thomas Patrick,|
New York :
Columbia University Press,
xiv, 406 pages : black and white illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Film and culture.
Motion picture producers and directors > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
- 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.