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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
Title variation
Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1947, the Cold War came to Hollywood. Over nine tumultuous days in October, the House Un-American Activities Committee held a notorious round of hearings into alleged Communist subversion in the movie industry. The blowback was profound: the major studios pledged to never again employ a known Communist or unrepentant fellow traveler. The declaration marked the onset of the blacklist era, a time when political allegiances, real or suspected, determined employment opportunities in the entertainment industry. Hundreds of artists were shown the door--or had it shut in their faces. In Show Trial, Thomas Doherty takes us behind the scenes at the first full-on media-political spectacle of the postwar era, a courtroom drama starring glamorous actors, colorful moguls, on-the-make congressmen, high-priced lawyers, single-minded investigators, and recalcitrant screenwriters, all recorded by newsreel cameras and broadcast over radio. Doherty explores the deep background to the hearings and details the theatrical elements of a proceeding that bridged the realms of entertainment and politics. He tells the story of the Hollywood Ten and the other witnesses, friendly and unfriendly, who testified; tracks the flight path of the Committee for the First Amendment, the delegation from Hollywood that descended on Washington to protest the hearings; and chronicles the implementation of the postwar blacklist. Show Trial is a rich, character-driven inquiry into how the HUAC hearings ignited the anti-Communist crackdown in Hollywood, providing a gripping new cultural history of one of the most influential events of the postwar era"--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doherty, Thomas Patrick
Dewey number
  • 791.430973
  • 331.894
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
D526 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Subversive activities
  • Propaganda, Communist
Target audience
adult
Label
Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Lovefest
  • Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative
  • Hollywood's finest
  • Doldrums
  • Crashing Page 1
  • Contempt
  • $64 questions and no answers
  • Jewish questions
  • The curtain drops
  • Part III, Backfire.
  • Part I, Backstories.
  • The Waldorf and other declarations
  • Blacklists and casualty lists
  • Not only victims
  • 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
  • Part II, On location in Washington.
  • Showtime
Control code
on1013737468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231187787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013737468
Label
Show trial : Hollywood, HUAC, and the birth of the blacklist, Thomas Doherty
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Lovefest
  • Friendlies, cooperative and uncooperative
  • Hollywood's finest
  • Doldrums
  • Crashing Page 1
  • Contempt
  • $64 questions and no answers
  • Jewish questions
  • The curtain drops
  • Part III, Backfire.
  • Part I, Backstories.
  • The Waldorf and other declarations
  • Blacklists and casualty lists
  • Not only victims
  • 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
  • Part II, On location in Washington.
  • Showtime
Control code
on1013737468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780231187787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013737468

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