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Perhaps the authors will address this issue in a subsequent book.
For a select few the McCarthy era was a time of great fear, and no one feared this witch-hunt against communism more than Hollywood.
This book by the Radoshes was perfect for someone like me who was willing to read and learn something about it.
I can imagine no better way to explain the problems with this book than to quote Charles Marowitz from his piece Defenders Of The Witch Hunt. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sarah
The extent of Communist influence in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s remains deeply controversial. In an effort to arrive at a fair and accurate assessment, this book, written from... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Winterson Richards
This book is a revealing account of Communism's influence in Hollywood. The whole book is very interesting, but one of my favorite parts is the chapter on Dalton Trumbo. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Jim C.
Author Ronald Radosh has a back story himself, for those interested: once a Communist Party member himself, he quit, moved to the new "left", then moved to the new "right" in the... Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Robert Reynolds
A few years ago, I reviewed Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s, Lloyd Billingsley's scathing history of a film colony that is... Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by Kelly L. Norman
This is a well documented study of the period of post World War II, Hollywood history when the American left became fragmented, and true liberals became separated from their highly... Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by R. Bono
It is a good book for those who want truth about what the blacklist was all about. The CP, which still operates in the USA, also still pushes the blacklist as a crime against... Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by David B. Severy
Regardless of where you stand on the blacklist and whether you are on the right or left, this book is a well researched and presented book. Read morePublished on April 12, 2009 by James J. Varela
The Hollywood Blacklist is a story which has long been perpetuated by the film industry into popular culture, but RED STAR OVER HOLLYWOOD: THE FILM COLONY'S LONG ROMANCE WITH THE... Read morePublished on December 10, 2006 by Midwest Book Review