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The Resource Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history, Reynold Humphries

Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history, Reynold Humphries

Label
Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history
Title
Hollywood's blacklists
Title remainder
a political and cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Reynold Humphries
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' That question was to be repeated endlessly during the anti-Communist investigations carried out by the House Committee on un-American Activities (HUAC) in the early 1950s. The refusal of ten members of the film industry to answer the question in 1947 led to the decision by studio bosses to fire them and never to hire known Communists in the future. The Hearings led to scores of actors, writers and directors being named as Communists or sympathisers. All were blacklisted and fired. Hollywood's Blacklists is a history of the political and cultural factors relevant to understanding the why and the how of the various investigations of the alleged Communist infiltration of Hollywood. What was HUAC? What propaganda role did films play during World War II and the Cold War? What values were at stake in the confrontation between Left and Right that saw the former so resoundingly defeated and expelled from Hollywood? Answers to these and other questions are offered via analyses of the motives of the various players and of the tactics deployed by HUAC to reward collaboration and punish dissent. Key themes include: Trade unionism in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s Anti-Semitism and Nazism, Hollywood anti-Nazi propaganda films and the patriotic war effort The Cold War and concomitant hostility to all dissidence The consequences for Hollywood: the collapse of the liberal-Communist consensus; naming names; exile for many and the use of 'fronts' by blacklisted writers
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humphries, Reynold
Dewey number
808.823
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1590.B5
LC item number
H86 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Communism
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Communism
  • Motion picture industry
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history, Reynold Humphries
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life (and death) on the blacklist
  • Conclusion
  • The background
  • Drawing up the battle lines. Introduction
  • Hollywood and the union question
  • The war years, 1939-1945
  • Hollywood strikes, the right strikes back
  • From the hot war to the Cold War. The hearings of 1947
  • None shall escape: the hearings of 1951-1953
  • The anti-communist crusade on the screen
Control code
303581845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281947703
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611947705
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 194770
  • 22573/cttk26g9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)303581845
Label
Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history, Reynold Humphries
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life (and death) on the blacklist
  • Conclusion
  • The background
  • Drawing up the battle lines. Introduction
  • Hollywood and the union question
  • The war years, 1939-1945
  • Hollywood strikes, the right strikes back
  • From the hot war to the Cold War. The hearings of 1947
  • None shall escape: the hearings of 1951-1953
  • The anti-communist crusade on the screen
Control code
303581845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281947703
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611947705
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 194770
  • 22573/cttk26g9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)303581845

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