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The Resource Communism in Hollywood : the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal, Alan Casty

Communism in Hollywood : the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal, Alan Casty

Label
Communism in Hollywood : the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal
Title
Communism in Hollywood
Title remainder
the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Alan Casty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Much has been written about the history of Communism in America, including the party's appeal to many in the Hollywood community of the 1930s and 1940s. While several books have offered standard accounts of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings and the blacklist in the entertainment industry, Alan Casty provides a fresh and provocative perspective. In Communism in Hollywood: The Moral Paradoxes of Testimony, Silence, and Betrayal, Casty challenges the absolute dualisms of the period - cowardly informers and heroic martyrs." "Drawing on newly available material, Casty illustrates the control by the international Communist movement and the role of the Hollywood Communists themselves in fomenting the intense hostilities of the period. Casty juxtaposes the actions and statements of those who testified and "named names" before HUAC with Communists who refused to testify and remained silent about the atrocities of the Soviet Union. By providing a scrupulous account of the full scope of the Communist Party in Hollywood, this book presents a more accurate picture of the moral quandaries faced during this dark period in American history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casty, Alan
Dewey number
384/.8097309045
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
C347 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Motion picture industry
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Communism
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Communism in Hollywood : the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal, Alan Casty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Congressional hearings: the shaping of a culture of ideology, art, and conflict -- The hearings begin: party discipline and the realities of the Soviet world -- The time of the blacklist-and the times since
Control code
318970559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780810869486
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)318970559
Label
Communism in Hollywood : the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal, Alan Casty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Congressional hearings: the shaping of a culture of ideology, art, and conflict -- The hearings begin: party discipline and the realities of the Soviet world -- The time of the blacklist-and the times since
Control code
318970559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780810869486
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)318970559

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