Tender Comrades : A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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More than sixty years ago, McCarthyism silenced Hollywood. In the pages of Tender Comrades, those who were suppressed, whose lives and careers were ruined, finally have their say. A unique collection of profiles in cinematic courage, this extraordinary oral history brings to light the voices of thirty-six blacklist survivors (including two members of the Hollywood Ten), seminal directors of film noir and other genres, starring actresses and memorable supporting players, top screenwriters, and many less known to the public, who are rescued from obscurity by the stories they offer here that, beyond politics, open a rich window into moviemaking during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Author Biography

Patrick McGilligan has written several acclaimed biographies, including Alfred Hitch-cock: A Life in Darkness and Light (a finalist for the Edgar Award) and New York Times Notable Books about George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His five-volume Backstory series is the definitive oral history of American screenwriting. Paul Buhle is a retired senior lecturer at Brown University and the founder of the Oral History of the American Left archive at New York University. He is the author or editor of more than forty books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Meet the Peoplep. xiii
Norma Barzman (and Ben Barzman)p. 1
Leonardo Bercovicip. 29
Walter Bernsteinp. 43
John (Jack) Berryp. 55
Alvah Bessiep. 90
Allen Boretzp. 112
John Brightp. 128
Jean Rouverol Butler (and Hugo Butler)p. 155
Jeff Coreyp. 177
Jules Dassinp. 199
Edward Eliscup. 225
Anne Froelickp. 250
Bernard Gordonp. 260
Faith Hubley (and John Hubley)p. 279
Marsha Huntp. 305
Paul Jarricop. 325
Mickey Knoxp. 351
Millard Lampellp. 389
Ring Lardner Jr.p. 404
Robert Leesp. 415
Alfred Lewis Levitt (and Helen Slote Levitt)p. 441
Karen Morleyp. 470
Abraham Polonskyp. 481
Maurice Rapfp. 495
Betsy Blair Reiszp. 540
Martin Rittp. 556
Marguerite Roberts, (and John Sanford)p. 571
Joan LaCour Scott (and Adrian Scott)p. 585
Lionel Standerp. 607
Bess Taffelp. 626
Frank Tarloffp. 642
Bernard Vorhausp. 657
John Weberp. 682
John Wexleyp. 698
Julian Zimet (aka Julian Halevy)p. 722
Selected Bibliographyp. 749
About the Contributorsp. 753
Indexp. 755
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