Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left

Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left

by Ronald Radosh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594031460

ISBN-13: 9781594031465

Pub. Date: 07/25/2006

Publisher: Encounter Books


Until now, Hollywood's political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the nightmare of the Red Scare. But Ronald and Allis Radosh show that the real drama of that era lay in the story of the movie stars, directors and especially screenwriters who joined the Communist Party or traveled in its orbit, and made the Party the

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Until now, Hollywood's political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the nightmare of the Red Scare. But Ronald and Allis Radosh show that the real drama of that era lay in the story of the movie stars, directors and especially screenwriters who joined the Communist Party or traveled in its orbit, and made the Party the focus of their political and social lives. The authors' most controversial discovery is that during the investigations of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Hollywood Reds themselves were beset by doubts and disagreements about their disloyalty to America, and their own treatment by the Communist Party. Abandoned by their old CP allies, they faced the Blacklist alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594031465
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
07/25/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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