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The Resource The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten, Gerald Horne

The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten, Gerald Horne

Label
The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten
Title
The final victim of the blacklist
Title remainder
John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Horne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten - the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party - John Howard Lawson had become one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s, with several hits to his credit including "Blockade", "Sahara", and "Action in the North Atlantic". After his infamous, almost violent, 1947 hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Lawson spent time in prison and his lucrative career was effectively over. Studded with anecdotes and based on previously untapped archives, this first biography of Lawson brings alive his era and features many of his prominent friends and associates, including John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, Dalton Trumbo, Ring Lardner, Jr., and many others. Lawson's life becomes a prism through which we gain a clearer perspective on the evolution and machinations of McCarthyism and anti-Semitism in the United States, on the influence of the left on Hollywood, and on a fascinating man whose radicalism served as a foil for launching the political careers of two Presidents: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In vivid, marvelously detailed prose, "Final Victim of the Blacklist" restores this major figure to his rightful place in history as it recounts one of the most captivating episodes in twentieth-century cinema and politics
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horne, Gerald
Dewey number
  • 812/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3523.A954
LC item number
Z69 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
PS3523.A954
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawson, John Howard
  • Dramatists, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Communism and literature
  • Theater
  • Motion picture industry
  • Communism
  • Lawson, John Howard
  • DRAMA
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Communism and literature
  • Dramatists, American
  • Motion picture industry
  • Screenwriters
  • Theater
  • California
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten, Gerald Horne
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-345) 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
Beginnings -- Toward commitment -- Hollywood -- From Hollywood to Broadway -- Commitment -- Theory and practice -- Struggle -- Fighting -- and writing -- Writing -- and fighting -- Red scare rising -- Inquisition -- Jailed for ideas -- "Blacklisted" -- The fall of red Hollywood -- Conclusion
Control code
72692380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601295019
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt3rbx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72692380
Label
The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten, Gerald Horne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-345) 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
Beginnings -- Toward commitment -- Hollywood -- From Hollywood to Broadway -- Commitment -- Theory and practice -- Struggle -- Fighting -- and writing -- Writing -- and fighting -- Red scare rising -- Inquisition -- Jailed for ideas -- "Blacklisted" -- The fall of red Hollywood -- Conclusion
Control code
72692380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601295019
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt3rbx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72692380

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