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Talking Union: The Folk Revival and the American Left

Ernie Lieberman

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Ernie Lieberman grew up in the midst of the folk revival that took place during the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. This chapter describes how folk music came to be important to the ... More


Introduction: Children's Literature as a “Wonderful Door”

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter opens with Howard Fast's Tony and the Wonderful Door (1952), which Fast wrote and self-published when he was blacklisted from most media because of his association with the ... More


Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist

Kevin Brianton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168920
eISBN:
9780813169002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168920.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Screen Directors Guild (SDG) meeting of October 22, 1950, was convened to discuss the recall (dismissal) of the director Joseph L. Mankiewicz as Guild president by a conservative group headed by ... More


“Blacklisted”

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's freedom had a price. He and virtually all of Red Hollywood were now “blacklisted,” barred from the industry they had helped to construct. Lawson entered the netherworld of the ... More


Breaking the Code of Silence

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To fight the system (men’s power to hire), the Stuntwomen’s Subcommittee distributed a survey to Los Angeles and New York stuntwomen to prove to SAG that there were problems. After actor Vic Morrow ... More


Hollywood Confidential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The gossip industry underwent a fundamental transition after the war, from the gawking clatter of the classical era fan magazines to the gossip columns of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons and scandal ... More


The Right of Access to Justice to Challenge the Security Council's Targeted Sanctions: After-thoughts on Kadi

Francesco Francioni

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0057
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The adoption by the Security Council of counter-terrorism measures targeting specific individuals and entities is a fairly recent phenomenon. The original Charter scheme contemplated the adoption of ... More


A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

Paul Buhle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223837
eISBN:
9780520936928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223837.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When he was summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951, Abraham Lincoln Polonsky (1911–1999) was labeled “a very dangerous citizen” by Harold Velde, a congressman from ... More


Theory and Practice

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's initial “blacklisting” came in the 1930s with the organizing of the Screen Writers Guild, though the intervention of courageous producers like Walter Wanger and conditions at ... More


Red Scare Rising

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman was a “premature pro-feminist” film written under John Howard Lawson's own name before the clampdown of the “blacklist.” It is a remarkable story that focuses on a ... More


Jailed for Ideas

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The roasting encounter endured by John Howard Lawson in Washington in the fall of 1947 was a turning point for this writer. He was blacklisted from Hollywood. Red Hollywood was disintegrating; as ... More


The Fall of Red Hollywood

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hollywood's “blacklist” was simply the opening wedge in an all-sided assault against the now fading grandeur of Red Hollywood, a precinct once presided over by John Howard Lawson. Suggestive of the ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson is constructed as the epitome of the humorless, rigid, dogmatic, unsmiling, doctrinaire Communist, mixing ruthlessness promiscuously with insensitivity. He may very well be the ... More


Freedom, Security, and Justice in the European Court of Justice: The Ambiguous Nature of Judicial Review

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

It has become almost commonplace to state that, in the context of the EU's Area of Freedom Security and Justice (AFSJ), freedom and justice are being sacrificed to the needs of security. This means, ... More


Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Reynold Humphries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?’ That question was asked repeatedly during the anti-Communist investigations of the House Committee on un-American Activities ... More


None Shall Escape: The Hearings of 1951–1953

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

There was little cause for optimism in Hollywood in 1948, yet the events that came to pass within three years must have exceeded the worst fears. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atom ... More


Life (and Death) on the Blacklist

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In December 1950, just weeks before the House Committee on Un-American Activities's (HUAC) return to Hollywood, there opened a film that was one of the Left's most remarkable and prescient criticisms ... More


Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Barry Seldes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. This biography of Bernstein's political life examines his career against the backdrop ... More


No Laughing Matter: Thomas Beddoes, Sr. (1760–1808)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1792, Thomas Beddoes, Sr. was nominated by the Oxford University chancellor to become the first holder of its Regius chair in Chemistry. But political blacklisting by anonymous detractors ... More


American Biedermeier: 1951–1959

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dark period in Bernstein's career. It first tries to determine the real reason/s behind Bernstein's decision to take a hiatus from conducting (one of which may be his ... More


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