The final victim of the blacklist John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten

Horne, Gerald

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  • Creator Gerald Horne
  • Format Books
  • Publication Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (385 p.)
  • ISBNs 9786612358579, 052093993X, 128235857X, 1601295014
  • OCLC ocn476008714, ocm72692380


  • Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten-the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party-John Howard Lawson had become one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s, with several hits to his credit including Blockade, Sahara, and Action in the North Atlantic. After his infamous, almost violent, 1947 hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Lawson spent time in prison and his lucrative career was effectively over. Stud


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-345) and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Prologue; Introduction; 1. Beginnings; 2. Toward Commitment; 3. Hollywood; 4. From Hollywood to Broadway; 5. Commitment; 6. Theory and Practice; 7. Struggle; 8. Fighting-and Writing; 9. Writing-and Fighting; 10. Red Scare Rising; 11. Inquisition; 12. Jailed for Ideas; 13. "Blacklisted"; 14. The Fall of Red Hollywood; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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