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Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s

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In the fall of 1997 some of the biggest names in show business filled the Motion Picture Academy theater in Beverly Hills for Hollywood Remembers the Blacklist, a lavish production worthy of an Oscar telecast. In song, film, and live performances by stars such as Billy Crystal, Kevin Spacey, and John Lithgow, the audience relived a time some fifty years before, when, as th ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 24th 2000 by Prima Lifestyles
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Shea Mastison
This was an interesting challenge to the accepted narrative concerning the "persecution" of Communists in Hollywood during the Cold War. One chapter of the book, entitled "Those Witches Did Not Exist; Communists Do" pretty much sums up the entire thrust of the author's argument. Many noted stars and film-making hands were influenced or affected by the congressional hearings covering the Communist infiltration of Hollywood; and many are convinced nowadays that they were an unfairly persecuted gro ...more
Jim
Why do you suppose we had HUAC, the Red Scare of the 1950's, McCarthyism, etc.? Because before there was a blacklist, and all the cruelty and suffering that came with it, there really was an organized attempt by Communists to impart their ideology through motion pictures.

Did you know that decades before today's Hollywood imposed a voluntary variety of political correctness on much of its political product, there was a time when Communist writers actually submitted their scripts to a Party censor
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James
Eye-opening. Very rich and dense with facts.
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