Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist

Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist

by Thomas Doherty

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231187787
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Series: Film and Culture Series
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 355,809
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Thomas Doherty is professor of American studies at Brandeis University. His previous Columbia University Press books include Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930–1934 (1999); Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (2003); Hollywood’s Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration (2007); and Hollywood and Hitler, 1933–1939 (2013).

Table of Contents

Program Notes
Thanks and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Part I. Backstories
1. How the Popular Front Became Unpopular
2. Hollywood’s War Record
3. The Preservation of American Ideals
4. The Magic of a Hollywood Dateline
5. Smearing Hollywood with the Brush of Communism
Part II. On Location in Washington
6. Showtime
7. Lovefest
8. Friendlies, Cooperative and Uncooperative
9. Hollywood’s Finest
10. Doldrums
11. Crashing Page 1
12. Contempt
13. $64 Questions and No Answers
14. Jewish Questions
15. The Curtain Drops
Part III. Backfire
16. The Waldorf and Other Declarations
17. Blacklists and Casualty Lists
18. Not Only Victims
A Bibliographical Note
Notes
Index

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