Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist

Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist

by Patrick McGilligan, Paul Buhle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816680375
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 07/26/2012
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Patrick McGilligan has written several acclaimed biographies, including Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (a finalist for the Edgar Award) as well as New York Times Notable Books about George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His five-volume Backstory series is the definitive oral history of American screenwriting.

Paul Buhle, a retired senior lecturer at Brown University and the founder of the Oral History of the American Left archive at New York University, is the author or editor of more than forty books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Meet the People Patrick McGilligan Paul Buhle xiii

Norma Barzman (and Ben Barzman) Larry Ceplair 1

Leonardo Bercovici Paul Buhle 29

Walter Bernstein Paul Buhle 43

John (Jack) Berry Patrick McGilligan 55

Alvah Bessie Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 90

Allen Boretz Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 112

John Bright Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 128

Jean Rouverol Butler (and Hugo Butler) Paul Buhle Dave Wagner 155

Jeff Corey Patrick McGilligan 177

Jules Dassin Patrick McGilligan 199

Edward Eliscu Patrick McGilligan David Eliscu 225

Anne Froelick Paul Buhle Dave Wagner 250

Bernard Gordon Patrick McGilligan 260

Faith Hubley (and John Hubley) Patrick McGilligan 279

Marsha Hunt Glenn Lovell 305

Paul Jarrico Patrick McGilligan 325

Mickey Knox Patrick McGilligan 351

Millard Lampell Paul Buhle 389

Ring Lardner Jr. Patrick McGilligan 404

Robert Lees Paul Buhle Dave Wagner 415

Alfred Lewis Levitt (and Helen Slote Levitt) Larry Ceplair 441

Karen Morley Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 470

Abraham Polonsky Paul Buhle Dave Wagner 481

Maurice Rapf Patrick McGilligan 495

Betsy Blair Reisz Patrick McGilligan 540

Martin Ritt Patrick McGilligan 556

Marguerite Roberts, (and John Sanford) Tina Daniell 571

Joan LaCour Scott (and Adrian Scott) Paul Buhle 585

Lionel Stander Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 607

Bess Taffel Patrick McGilligan 626

Frank Tarloff Paul Buhle 642

Bernard Vorhaus John Baxter 657

John Weber Paul Buhle 682

John Wexley Patrick McGilligan Ken Mate 698

Julian Zimet (aka Julian Halevy) Julian (Halevy) Zimet 722

Selected Bibliography 749

About the Contributors 753

Index 755

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