Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine: The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown

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Blacklisting Myself details Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger L. Simon's odyssey from financier of the Black Panther Breakfast Program to darling of the political right. In this tale of Hollywood radical chic run amuck, Simon relates his adventures with Richard Pryor, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen and real-life Hollywood KGB officers. Among the topics covered along the way: the new blacklist for conservatives in tinseltown and how new media will destroy Hollywood as we ...
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Blacklisting Myself details Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger L. Simon's odyssey from financier of the Black Panther Breakfast Program to darling of the political right. In this tale of Hollywood radical chic run amuck, Simon relates his adventures with Richard Pryor, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen and real-life Hollywood KGB officers. Among the topics covered along the way: the new blacklist for conservatives in tinseltown and how new media will destroy Hollywood as we know it.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594034817
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Roger L. Simon is the author of ten novels, including the eight prize-winning Moses Wine detective novels, which have been published in many editions and translated in over a dozen languages. He is also a screenwriter and has written for all the major Hollywood studios, including Bustin’ Loose with Richard Pryor, Scenes from a Mall with Woody Allen and the adaptation of his own The Big Fix with Richard Dreyfuss. Simon received an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of Isaac Singer’s Enemies, A Love Story in 1989. He taught screenwriting at the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute and served on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America. He is a former president of the West Coast branch of PEN and a former vice-president of the International Association of Crime Writers. His first non-fiction book – Blacklisting Myself: A Hollywood Apostate in an Age of Terror – was published by Encounter Books in January 2009. Simon has been blogging since 2003 and is the co-founder and CEO of Pajamas Media.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: My Old Life Calls My New Life xi

1 "Only Victims" 1

2 From South Carolina Backwards 13

3 Moses Wine Is Born 25

4 Daddy Rich, Abbie, The Baby Moguls, And My Early Brush with Identity Politics 51

5 The 1980s Vintage 71

6 Paul and the Days of Success 83

7 The International Association of Crime Writers, Three Trips to Russia, and How I Came To Be Recruited by the KGB 103

8 Evolution: The Birth of an Accidental Online Apostate CEO 131

9 Father Timothy and My Three Wives 143

10 OJ Changed My Life 155

11 Why They Hate the Neocons 161

12 The New Blacklist 167

13 The Rise of the "Mini-Me" 175

14 Extended Family Values and The Godfather 179

15 Satori in the Modern Age of Conservative Liberals 187

Epilogue: Finding God in Geneva and other Travels without My Aunt, plus the Rise of Tea Party Movies 191

Index 199

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