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Broadway and the Blacklist

Broadway and the Blacklist

by K. Kevyne Baar


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 13, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476672595
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2019
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Activist, actor, archivist, historian and union stage manager K. Kevyne Baar brings a lifetime of professional, personal, and academic experience to this book. She lives in Davis, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

A Few Words on Spelling and Usage xii

Prologue 1

One. Theatre in America Enters the 20th Century 5

Two. Un-American Theatre: The Short Life and Death of the Federal Theatre Project 17

Three. Finding Subversives in Hollywood 42

Four. Making Work While Blacklisted 58

Five. What Has My Union Done for Me? SAG, AFTRA and Blacklisting 70

Six. Actors’ Equity Association: The Chronicle of an ­Anti-Blacklisting Resolution 83

Seven. Investigating Broadway: The 1955 HUAC Hearings 95

Eight. After the 1955 HUAC Hearings: A Life in the Theatre Goes On 111

Nine. The Name on the Marquee: Working on Broadway in the Shadow of the Blacklist 120

Ten. Investigating Broadway … Again: The 1958 HUAC Hearings 137

Epilogue 153

Appendix A: McCarthyism: Why No Joe? 157

Appendix B: Serving Subpoenas: The Memos of Dolores Faconti Scotti 159

Appendix C: Who’s Who in the Cast of Witnesses in 1955 and 1958 169

Appendix D: An Apology from the Unions 181

Chapter Notes 185

Bibliography 192

Index 197