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The Resource Refugees from Hollywood : a journal of the blacklist years, Jean Rouverol

Refugees from Hollywood : a journal of the blacklist years, Jean Rouverol

Label
Refugees from Hollywood : a journal of the blacklist years
Title
Refugees from Hollywood
Title remainder
a journal of the blacklist years
Statement of responsibility
Jean Rouverol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is early spring of 1951 in Hollywood. Jean Rouverol and her husband, Hugo Butler, are juggling the demands of raising four young children and furthering their careers as screenwriters. They are at work on a "little domestic comedy" for Columbia Studios to star Bob Cummings and Barbara Hale, a forgettable piece intended to offer a bit of escapist romance and humor to a country in the grip of the Cold War and the Korean Conflict. But thanks to their well-known 1940s leftist affiliations, Rouverol and Butler cannot fly under the radar of those larger events. To avoid prison sentences like those imposed in 1950 on their friends among the Hollywood Ten, they flee to Mexico rather than accept a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee." "Rouverol offers a compelling and candid eyewitness account that takes us into her life and thoughts during her dozen years of exile: simultaneously coping with the needs of four - then five, then six - growing and inquisitive children and keeping a watchful eye out for signs that the political winds in Mexico might shift against them as they did for a few others deported on often arbitrary charges." "But living in exile takes its toll in ways large and small, and perhaps the greatest strain is on her husband, whose health is compromised and who eventually dies in 1968 at age fifty-three."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rouverol, Jean
Dewey number
  • 812/.5409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.2
LC item number
.R68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Screenwriters
  • Rouverol, Jean
  • Butler, Hugo
Label
Refugees from Hollywood : a journal of the blacklist years, Jean Rouverol
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43903411
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780826322661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Refugees from Hollywood : a journal of the blacklist years, Jean Rouverol
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43903411
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780826322661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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