Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s” as Want to Read:
Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Hollywood Party, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Hollywood Party

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-49)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Frederick
Oct 24, 2015 Frederick rated it it was amazing
This is a very interesting book and well worth the read. If you are a fan of Hollywood movies, and I mean the great movies of the past like Spartacus, East of Eden, Splendor in the Grass, A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and many, many more this book will hold your interest from beginning until the end. The influence of the Communist Party in Hollywood since the 1930's is astounding. Thoroughly cited, great appendices, and index this book delivers the goods it promises. I recommend i ...more
Shea Mastison
May 08, 2012 Shea Mastison rated it liked it
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
Jan 18, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing
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
...more
DH
DH rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2013
Sirpaulfan
Sirpaulfan rated it really liked it
Jun 26, 2014
Masterofoneinchpunch
Masterofoneinchpunch rated it really liked it
Jun 22, 2012
Colin
Colin rated it it was amazing
Sep 13, 2011
Pat Miller
Pat Miller rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2012
Butters
Butters rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2008
Henri
Henri rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2012
Brian
Brian rated it liked it
May 04, 2008
Michael
Michael rated it liked it
Apr 29, 2012
Chris
Chris rated it it was amazing
Apr 20, 2009
Marissa
Marissa rated it it was amazing
Jun 19, 2013
Dwayne Roberts
Dwayne Roberts rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2012
Doug Arbesfeld
Doug Arbesfeld rated it really liked it
May 26, 2017
James
Apr 02, 2011 James rated it really liked it
Eye-opening. Very rich and dense with facts.
Tom Stamper
Tom Stamper rated it it was amazing
Nov 21, 2014
R.
R. rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2016
Simon Van Rensler
Simon Van Rensler rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2014
Chris Thorne
Chris Thorne rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2016
Rachel Lievanos
Rachel Lievanos rated it it was ok
Nov 23, 2010
Mack
Mack rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2011
John Paradiso
John Paradiso rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2016
Claudia
Claudia rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2011
haannahd.e
haannahd.e rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2017
Nick
Nick added it
Feb 04, 2008
Reader
Reader marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2010
Jamie
Jamie marked it as to-read
May 22, 2011
Bjc624
Bjc624 added it
Dec 12, 2011
Greyweather
Greyweather marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2012
Michael Connolly
Michael Connolly marked it as to-read
May 02, 2012
Brian Judd
Brian Judd marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2012
Matt Pierson
Matt Pierson marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2012
Marcy
Marcy marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2012
Vicky
Vicky marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2013
Gradenko
Gradenko is currently reading it
Oct 21, 2013
Amy Teegan
Amy Teegan marked it as to-read
Nov 08, 2013
Barry
Barry marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Daker
Daker marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2014
Marcelo
Marcelo marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2014
Matheus Fragata
Matheus Fragata marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
Cole
Cole marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Janice
Janice marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2014
Madison
Madison marked it as to-read
Dec 22, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book