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The Resource Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty

Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty

Label
Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist
Title
Show trial
Title remainder
Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Doherty
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1947, the Cold War came to Hollywood. Over 9 days in October 1947, the House Committee on Un-American Activities held a notorious round of hearings into alleged Communist subversion in Hollywood. The immediate blowback from the October hearings was profound and long-lived. On November 25, 1947, the major Hollywood studios pledged never again to employ a known Communist. The declaration marked the formal onset of the blacklist era, a two-decade-long purgatory during which political allegiances, real or suspected, determined employment opportunities in the entertainment industry. At the studios and the networks, hundreds of artists were shown the door or had it shut in their faces. Doherty tells the story of the first media-political spectacle of the postwar era, a courtroom drama starring actors, moguls, congressmen, lawyers, investigators, and screenwriters, all recorded under the lights of the newsreel cameras and broadcast over radio. After assuming increased cultural prominence during World War II, Doherty explains, 'the screen had become, in its maturity, integrated with the whole fabric of the national, and international affairs, with social, political and economic involvements, ' leading to the centrality of Hollywood in Washington politics in the postwar era. Depicting this shift through testimonies and detailed public records, he provides a rich, character-driven cultural history that focuses on how and why the HUAC trial unfolded and ignited the anti-Communist strain in Cold War culture, serving as one of the most influential events of the postwar era
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Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Doherty, Thomas Patrick
Dewey number
384/.8097309045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
D525 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Motion picture industry
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the popular front became unpopular -- Hollywood's war record -- The preservation of American ideals -- The magic of a Hollywood dateline -- Smearing Hollywood with the brush of communism -- Showtime -- Lovefest -- Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative -- Hollywood's finest -- Doldrums -- Crashing page 1 -- Contempt -- $64 questions and no answers -- Jewish questions -- The curtain drops -- The Waldorf and other declarations -- Blacklists and casualty lists -- Not only victims
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231187787
Lccn
2017046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1013737468
  • (OCoLC)1013737468
Label
Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the popular front became unpopular -- Hollywood's war record -- The preservation of American ideals -- The magic of a Hollywood dateline -- Smearing Hollywood with the brush of communism -- Showtime -- Lovefest -- Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative -- Hollywood's finest -- Doldrums -- Crashing page 1 -- Contempt -- $64 questions and no answers -- Jewish questions -- The curtain drops -- The Waldorf and other declarations -- Blacklists and casualty lists -- Not only victims
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231187787
Lccn
2017046963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1013737468
  • (OCoLC)1013737468

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