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The Hollywood Blacklist
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other blacklisted people



"There is no blacklist, but you are on it." — Fritz Lang's agent

While the predations of the House Unamerican Activities Committee [H.U.A.C.] and the Senate Committee on Government [C.O.G.] of the U.S. Congress were quite broad in scope – going after victims in many career fields – the highly visible investigation of purported 'Communist agents' among Hollywood writers and actors and directors provided the politicians with the scandal-fueled attention that they were after.


Timeline of H.U.A.C. & the Blacklist
  • 1946 December: Members of the House Unamerican Activities Committee [H.U.A.C.] held secret hearings in Hollywood and decided to convene full committee hearings in 1947.

  • 1947 Oct 20: H.U.A.C. chairman J. Parnell Thomas opened hearings in Washington, DC into alleged influence & infiltration by Communist Party members within the motion picture industry. Early witnesses were friendly, and included philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82].
  • 1947 Nov 24: The House Unamerican Activities Committee cited a group of writers, producers & directors – later known as the 'Hollywood Ten' – for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the motion picture industry.

  • 1948 Spring & Summer: The Hollywood Ten were tried, convicted & sentenced to prison terms.

  • 1949 June 13: Hollywood Ten convictions were upheld by Justice Clark of the Washington, DC Court of Appeals.
  • 1949 November: U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals of the Hollywood Ten.

  • 1950 Feb 9: Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin gave a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia charging that the U.S. State Department was 'riddled with Communists'.
  • 1950 February: The Senate Committee on Government Operations opened an investigation into Communist influence within the Federal government, with the participation of Sen. McCarthy.
  • 1950 June 1: Seven Republican Senators, led by Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, denounced Sen. McCarthy for attacking 'individual freedom'.
  • 1950 June 22: The right-wing journal Counterattack published the booklet "Red Channels", which included mostly-false accusations of communist activities by 151 actors, writers, musicians, broadcast journalists, and others in the entertainment industry, effectively creating the official Hollywood Blacklist.
  • 1950 Sept 23: Congress passed the McCarran Internal Security Act.

  • 1951 March 21: H.U.A.C. resumed investigations into Communist influence in Hollywood, possibly fueled by C.G.O. hearings in the Senate. Witnesses included Larry Parks, Edward G. Robinson & John Garfield.

  • 1952: Afro-American actor-singer Paul Robeson testified before H.U.A.C,; his passport was then revoked.
  • 1952 April 10: Second testimony by director Elia Kazan, during which he named names.
  • 1952 May 21: Testimony by author Lillian Hellman [1904-85].
  • 1952: Newly-reelected Sen. McCarthy was appointed chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations.
  • 1952 September: Charlie Chaplin [1889-1977] left for a trip to England with his family; the U.S. government announced that he would not be allowed back into the country.

  • 1953 Jan 22: Arthur Miller’s anti-blacklist play "The Crucible" {see below} opened in New York City.

  • 1954: Journalist Edward R. Murrow exposed Sen. McCarthy on the CBS News TV program See It Now.
  • 1954 March 6: See It Now aired Sen. McCarthy's filmed rebuttal to Murrow, which charged that Murrow had in the past "engaged in propoganda for Communist causes".
  • 1954 March 11: The U.S. Army charged Sen. McCarthy & subcommittee chief counsel Roy M. Cohn with exerting pressure for favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to H.U.A.C.
  • 1954 Apr 22: Beginning of the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, which ended on June 17 (for a total of 187 televised hours).
  • 1954 June 9: Joseph N. Welch stood up to Sen. McCarthy at the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, responding "Have you no decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
  • 1954 Dec 2: The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute" for his actions during the Congressional hearings.
  • 1954 August 18: Folksinger Pete Seeger testified before H.U.A.C. He refused to answer questions, was sentenced for contempt, and won on appeal.

  • 1955 Oct 14: Testimony of actor Zero Mostel before H.U.A.C.

  • 1956 June 12: Further testimony of singer-actor Paul Robeson before H.U.A.C.

  • 1957 May 2: Sen. McCarthy died of acute hepatitis at Washington's Bethesda Naval Hospital.
  • 1957 June 1: Playwright Arthur Miller was cited for contempt for refusing to name names during testimony before H.U.A.C.; his passport was taken away.

  • 1958: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Paul Robeson's favor, confirming that a passport could not be revoked without due process of law.

  • 1962 June 28: A New York City jury awarded former radio & TV personality John Henry Faulk $3.5 million in his libel suit against the group AWARE, Inc. and two individuals who had accused Faulk of having communist sympathies, resulting in his being blacklisted; the judgment was later reduced to $550,000 by an appeals court.


The  Hollywood  Ten
Subpoenaed before H.U.A.C. in October 1947, each refused to answer questions,
each denounced the Committee, and all were cited & imprisoned for contempt of Congress.

Hollywood Ten entry at Wikipedia

writer Alvah C. Bessie [1904-85]
{served 10 months in prison}
browse books as AB or as ACB • explore videos/DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

writer/director Herbert J. Biberman [1900-71]
{served 5 months in prison}
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directed the only blacklisted film "Salt of The Earth" [1954]

writer Lester Cole [1904-85]
{served 10 months in prison}
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Hollywood Red autobiography by Lester Cole  
"Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole" [1981]
Ramparts Press hardcover [6/81] out of print/used

Magic Lantern's
director Edward Dmytryk [1908-99] Page

{served only 4½ months in prison, later cooperated}

Odd Man Out / The Hollywood Ten  
"Odd Man Out: A Memoir of The Hollywood Ten" [1995]
by Edward Dmytryk

S.I.U. Press 9x¼x6¼ pb [12/95] out of print/used
S.I.U. Press 9x¼x6¼ hardcover [12/95] out of print/rare

writer Ring Lardner, Jr. [1915-2000]
{served 9½ months in prison}
browse books • explore videos/DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ring Lardner / I'd Hate Myself In The Morning  
"I'd Hate Myself In The Morning: A Memoir" [2000]
by Ring Lardner, Jr.; introduction by Victor Navasky

Thunder's Mouth Press 9¼x6 pb [10/2001] for $10.17
Nation Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2000] for $15.61
Shut Up, He Explained  "Shut Up, He Explained: The Memoir of A Blacklisted Kid" [2004]
by Kate Lardner

Ballantine 8¾x6 hardcover [5/2004] out of print/many used

writer John Howard Lawson [1894-1977]
{served 10 months in prison}
explore videos/DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Final Victim of The Blacklist  
"The Final Victim of The Blacklist: John Howard Lawson,
Dean of The Hollywood Ten" [2006]
by Gerald Horne

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $24.95
Univ CA Press 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $60.00

writer Albert Maltz [1908-85]
{served 10 months in prison}
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writer Samuel Ornitz [1890-1957]
{served 9 months in prison}
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writer-producer Adrian Scott [1912-73]
{served 9 months in prison}
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{secretly} won Oscar for Best Story for "Roman Holiday" [1953]; credit restored 1993  {secretly} won Oscar for Best Story for "The Brave One" [1957]; received statuette in 1975    Magic Lantern's
writer Dalton Trumbo [1905-1976] Page

{served 11 months in prison}


Witnesses Who Cooperated
screenwriter Michael Blankfort [1907-82]
actor Sterling Hayden [1916-86]
writer-director Elia Kazan [1909-2003]
actor Adolphe Menjou [1890-1963]
film composer David Raksin [1912-2004]
actor Ronald Reagan [1911-2004]
choreographer Jerome Robbins [1918-98]
director Robert Rossen [1908-66]
author Budd Schulberg [1914-2009]

Movies  About  The  Blacklist  &  H.U.A.C.
{ in chronological order }

"Big Jim McLain" [Warner Aug 1952]
Big Jim McLain video   H.U.A.C. investigators Wayne & Arness break up a ring
of Commie troublemakers in Hawai'i
• Directed by Edward
Ludwig; starring John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness,
Alan Napier, Veda Ann Borg & Hans Conried
Warner b&w VHS [5/94] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Hollywood Ten" [1950 short film]
15-minute documentary; written & directed by John Berry; full credits from IMDb
available only on the DVD for the "Salt of The Earth" [1954] labor documentary film
Pioneer b&w DVD [3/99] out of prodn/used

"Committee  On  Un-American  Activities"
[independent documentary film 1962]
Committee On Un-American Activities 1962 documentary film  Originally made in 1962, causing the director to be investigated by the F.B.I. Anti-Communist H.U.A.C. hearings in San Francisco in 1960 brought out student protesters, who were fire-hosed inside City Hall by the police. H.U.A.C. subpoenaed news tapes and edited them into the propaganda film "Operation Aboli-tions", which was sold for profit to citizens and to soldiers; the Defense Department quickly banned sales to the military. Produced & directed by Robert Carl Cohen; featuring archival footage of H.U.A.C. Chairman Martin Dies (D-TX), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Frank Wilkinson, Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, and Congressmen James Roosevelt & Phillip Burton
CustomFlix b&w DVD-R [7/2006] for $9.95
not listed on IMDb • official movie site

"Point  of  Order!" [independent documentary 1964]
Point of Order! docu film  Co-produced & directed by Emile de Antonio [1920-89]; compiled from footage
of the televised Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954; starring Roy M. Cohn, Joseph
McCarthy
& Joseph N. Welch; listed at National Film Registry in 1993
New Yorker Video b&w DVD [11/2005] out of prodn/used
New Yorker Video b&w VHS [2/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Hollywood  On  Trial" [indep documentary 1976]
Hollywood On Trial book & video  Directed by David Helpern; written by Arnie Reisman
Corinth Films b&w/color DVD [undated] out of prodn/rare
M.P.I. b&w/color VHS [10/94] out of prodn/rare
full credits at IMDb
"Hollywood On Trial: The Story of The 10 Who Were Indicted"
[1948] by Gordon Kahn, Foreward by Thomas Mann

Boni & Gaer hardcover [1948] out of print/rare
Ayer hardcover [6/48] out of print/rare

"A  King  In  New  York"
[British 1957; US release 1973]
King in New York video  Written & directed by & starring Charles Chaplin, as an exiled king who is
suspected of Communist symapathies and ordered to testify before a
H.U.A.C.-like commission.

Warner DVD with "A Woman of Paris" [3/2004] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Fox b&w VHS [1989] for $0.99 {sic}
full credits from IMDb

"The  Front" [Columbia Pictures Sept 1976]
The Front video   An apolitical restaurant worker agrees to 'front' for a series of blacklisted writers, to sell their screenplays under his name. But a new girlfriend and increasing awareness of Joe McCarthy's witch-hunt open his eyes, and then he is called in front of Congress's Un-American Activities Committee ... Written by Walter Bernstein [B]; directed by Martin Ritt [B]; starring Woody Allen, Zero Mostel [B], Herschel Bernardi [B], Lloyd Gough [B] & Joshua Shelley [B].
{NOTE: Blacklisted members of the cast & crew are indicated with '[B]'.}
Sony color widescreen DVD [2/2004] for $13.49
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [8/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
tv documentary "The Making of The Front" [1976]

"Guilty  By  Suspicion"
[Warner Bros. March 1991]
Guilty By Suspicion video  A succesful film director returns from France to find himself unemployable, due to the blacklist; he is offered a film project by a major studio if he will testify against others, and he agrees, but then finds that he cannot concede to the cruel and tyrannical actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Written & directed by Irwin Winkler; starring Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, [blacklistee] Sam Wanamaker, Chris Cooper, Ben Piazza, Martin Scorsese & Tom Sizemore
Warner color DVD [6/2004] for $9.97
Warner color VHS [9/98] for $14.20
Varese soundtrack CD [3/91] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Red  Hollywood" [1995 docufilm on video]
Written & directed by Thom Andersen & No๋l Burch;
interviewees include Paul Jarrico, Alfred Lewis Levitt & Abraham Polonsky
video not available; full credits from IMDb

"Blacklist:  Hollywood  On  Trial"
[TV documentary 1995]
Narrated by Alec Baldwin; video/DVD not available; credits at IMDb

"The  Crucible" [Fox Nov 1996]
Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' video  
Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' movie poster  
A powerful parable of the Congressional witchhunts that were led by Sen. Joe McCarthy in 1950s America. Directed by Nicholas Hytner; script by Arthur Miller [1915-2005] from his 1953 play; starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen & Bruce Davison; Oscar nominations for Best Actress [JA] & Best Script; nominated for Best Script BAFTA, Scofield won BAFTA for Best Actor
Fox widescreen DVD [6/2004] for $11.98
Fox widescreen VHS [9/2001] for $9.48
Fox color VHS [4/2002] for $9.48
R.C.A. soundtrack CD [11/96] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" black poster {at left} from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster {above} from Amazon for $9.99

playscript: Penguin 8x5 pb [3/2003] for $8.80
Critical Edition, edited by Gerald Weales: Viking pb [1/96] for $11.56
play credits at Internet Broadway Database

"Scandalize  My  Name:  Stories  From  The  Blacklist"
[indep 1998]
Scandalize My Name video  A look at Afro-Americans and the H.U.A.C. blacklist.
Written & directed by Alexandra Isles
Urban Works DVD [1/2004] for $8.99
full credits from IMDb

"One  of  The  Hollywood  Ten"
aka "Punto de Mira (Front View)"
[Sapin Nov 2001]
One of the Hollywood Ten / Punto de Mira 2001 movie  Filmed in Spain, with British-Spanish funding; Hollywood writer-director Herbert Biberman refused to cooperate with the H.U.A.C. witchhunt, and was one of the 'Hollywood Ten' sent to prison for contempt of Congress; after Biberman served 5 months, he and several fellow blacklistees decided to make a film dramatizing the recent zinc miners strike in New Mexico, which became "Salt of The Earth" [1954], the only blacklisted movie in U.S. history. Co-produced, written & directed by Karl Francis; starring Jeff Goldblum, Greta Scacchi, มngela Molina, Christopher Fulford, Antonio Valero, John Sessions, Geraint Wyn Davies, Sean Chapman {as Edward Dmytryk}, Larry Lamb & Peter Bowles
DVD/Blu-ray not available (maybe from Domain Entertainment in 2011?)
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Blacklist" [Universal/Sony/NBC-TV 2013-2014]
This is NOT about Fifties-era McCarthyism, but about modern spies in Berlin.
series credits at IMDb • official series site • series entry at Wikipedia


                                 

Books  About  The  Blacklist
browse books about the blacklist at Amazon

Red Scare National Hysteria book by Robert K. Murray  "Red Scare: A Study In National Hysteria, 1919-1920" [1955]
by Robert K. Murray

Univ MN Press 8½x5¾ pb [1955 edition] for $60.00
McGraw-Hill mass pb [1964] out of print/used
McGraw-Hill 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1964] out of print/used
Thirty Years of Treason book edited by Eric Bentley  "Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts From Hearings Before The House Committee On Un-American Activities, 1938-1968" [orig 1971]
Selected & edited by Eric Bentley, Introduction by Frank Rich

Thunder's Mouth Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] out of print/used
Viking hardcover [11/71] out of print/used

see also the dramatized readings on audio CD below

Scoundrel Time / Lillian Hellman  "Scoundrel Time" [1976]
by Lillian Hellman [1904-84]

Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [7/2000] for $9.71
Bantam pb [4/83] out of print/used
Little, Brown hardcover [4/76] out of print/scads of used
Inquisition in Hollywood book by Larry Ceplair & Steven Englund  "The Inquisition In Hollywood: Politics In The Film Community, 1930-1960" [1980]
by Larry Ceplair & Steven Englund

Univ IL Press 9x5 pb [9/2003] for $22.45
Anchor/Doubleday hardcover [1/80] out of print/used
Naming Names / Navasky  "Naming Names" by Victor S. Navasky
[orig. 1980; with a new afterword by the author 2003]

considered the definitive work on the Hollywood blacklist
Hill & Wang pb [4/2003] for $11.56
Viking hardcover [10/80] out of print/many used
Red Scare! Right-Wing Hysteria in Texas book by Don E. Carleton  "Red Scare!: Right-Wing Hysteria Fifties Fanaticism and Their Legacy In Texas" [1985] by Don E. Carleton, Foreword by John Henry Faulk
Texas Monthly Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/85] out of print/used
Radical Innocence / Hollywood Ten  "Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of The Hollywood Ten" [1989]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9½x6¼ hardcover [2/89] for $35.00
Red Scare / Oral History  "Red Scare: Memories of The American Inquisition - An Oral History" [1995]
by Griffin Fariello

Avon 6x9 pb [8/00] out of print/used
Replica Books 9¼x6 hardcover [12/97] for $27.72
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [3/1995] out of print/used
Comrades  "Tender Comrades: A Backstory of The Hollywood Blacklist" [1997]
by Patrick McGilligan & Paul Buhle

Griffin Trade 8¾x5¾ pb [2/99] for $21.94
St. Martins Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
The Days of Live {TV} book edited by Ira Skutch  "The Days of Live: Television's Golden Age As Seen By 21 Directors Guild of America Members" [1998] Edited by Ira Skutch
includes a chapter on the blacklist
Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ pb [8/98] for $29.81
Scarecrow Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [8/98] for $65.00
Hollywood Party  "Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced The American Film Industry In The 1930s & 1940s" [1998] by Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley
Prima Lifestyles 9x6 pb [2/2000] out of print/used
Prima Lifestyles 9½x7 hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Prodigal Spy novel  "The Prodigal Spy" [1998 novel] by Joseph Kanon
Paranoia in Washington DC in the 1950s, as a boy deals with deception, murder, his father's defection to Russia, and decades later, reconciliation & revenge.
Island pb [11/99] for $6.75
Broadway Books 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/98] for $16.50
Random House audio CD [12/98] out of stock/used
Random House ABR audio [12/98] 4 cassettes - out of stock/used
Dramatizing McCarthyism On Stage, Film & Television  
"Congressional Theatre: Dramatizing McCarthyism On Stage, Film & Television" [1999] by Brenda Murphy
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2002] for $37.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/99] for $85.00
Forbidden Animation, Censored Cartoons & Blacklisted Animators In America book by Karl F. Cohen   "Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators In America"
[1998] by Karl F. Cohen

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [5/2004] for $26.95
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/98] out of print/used

more info on Magic Lantern's Animation Pages

Hide In Plain Sight / Hollywood Blacklistees  "Hide In Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees In Film & Television,
1950-2002" [2003] by Paul Buhle & Dave Wagner

Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6¼ pb [12/2004] for $12.21
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2003] for $19.01
Blacklisted / Film Lover's Guide  "Blacklisted: The Film Lover's Guide To The Hollywood Blacklist" [2003]
by Paul Buhle & Dave Wagner

Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x7½ pb [11/2003] for $31.69
Black Struggle, Red Scare book by Jeff Woods  "Black Struggle, Red Scare: Segregation and Anti-Communism In The South,
1948-1968" [2003] by Jeff Woods

Louisiana State Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2003] for $24.95
Louisiana State Univ Press 8¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2003] out of print/used
Washington Gone Crazy  "Washington Gone Crazy: Senator Pat McCarran & The Great American Communist Hunt" [2004] by Michael J. Ybarra {former Wall Street Journal reporter}
listed as Los Angeles Times Book Review Best of 2004
Steerforth 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $23.10
Cheat & Charmer  "Cheat and Charmer: A Novel" [2004] by Elizabeth Frank
The wife of a successful Hollywood screenwriter is called to testify before H.U.A.C.; her decision to testify threatens her husband's livelihood, her own status in Hollywood society, and the career of her actress sister.
Random House 8x5¼ pb [10/2005] for $10.17
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2004] for $17.13
Song of Russia  "Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism & Anti-Communism In 1940s Hollywood"
[2004] by Robert Mayhew

Scarecrow Press 8¾x5¾ pb [12/2004] for $33.20

more on Maison d'สtre Bookstore's Ayn Rand [1905-82] Pages

Fountainheads / Wright & Rand  "The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, The F.B.I. & Hollywood" [2005]
by Donald Leslie Johnson

Speculative examination of the possible relationships between philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82] and architect Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-59], two versions of the movie "The Fountainhead", the F.B.I., and the Hollywood blacklist.
McFarland & Co. pb [9/2011] for $45.00
McFarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [1/2005] for $75.00
Red Star Over Hollywood book by Ronald & Allis Radosh  "Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance With The Left" [2005]
by Ronald & Allis Radosh

Encounter 9x6 pb [7/2006] for $14.00
Encounter 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2005] for $18.42
Living Through the Red Scare book by Derek C. Maus  "Living Through The Cold War: Living Through The Red Scare" [YA 2005]
by Derek C. Maus

Greenhaven Press hardcover [8/2005] out of print/used
Beverly Hills Dead novel by Stuart Woods  "Beverly Hills Dead: A Novel" [2008] by Stuart Woods
The first third of the book looks inside a Hollywood studio after World War II; the second third brings in the anti-Communist 'witch-hunts' of the early H.U.A.C. blacklist era; the final third is the actual murder mystery.
Signet mass pb [9/2008] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] for $15.09
Un-American Hollywood in the Blacklist Era book  "Un-American Hollywood: Politics and Film In The Blacklist Era" [2008]
Edited by Frank Krutnik, Steve Neale, Brian Neve & Peter Stanfield

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $27.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2008] for $75.00

The Lacuna novel by Barbara Kingsolver  "The Lacuna: A Novel" [2009] by Barbara Kingsolver
The term 'lacuna' means a missing section of manuscript text. Born of an American father and a Mexican mother, Harrison William Shepherd spends his formative years in Mexico in the 1930s in the household of Diego Rivera, his wife Frida Kahlo, and their houseguest Leon Trotsky. After Trotsky's assassination, Harrison settles down in Asheville, NC and writes histor-ical potboilers. He is investigated as a possible subversive, and wittily and eloquently defends himself before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [8/2010] for $11.46
Harper 9¼x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [11/2009] for $14.99
official book page • book entry at Wikipedia

High Noon / The Hollywood Blacklist book by Glenn Frankel  "High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and The Making of An American Classic" [2017]
by Glenn Frankel

"The revelatory story behind the classic Western movie "High Noon" and the toxic political climate in which it was created" – i.e. Joseph McCarthy and the Hollywood Blacklist
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [2/2017] for $9.20
Bloomsbury USA pb [2/2018] for $18.00  2/2018
Bloomsbury USA deckle-edge hardcover [2/2017] for $19.04


Other  Media

           

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? 1972 stage play by Eric Bentley  "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?: The Investigation of Show Business By The Un-American Activities Committee, 1947-1958" [1972] stageplay by Eric Bentley
Harper & Row pb [1972] out of print/used
L.A. Theatre Works dramatic performance audio CD [1998] for $19.72
Broadway credits (1979) at IBDb
"Rallying Cries: 3 Plays" [2009] by Eric Bentley
contains "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" [1972], "The Recantation of Galileo Galilei" [1972] and "From The Memoirs of Pontius Pilate" [1976]
Northwestern Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [1/2009] for $14.82

                  
Thirty Years of Treason book edited by Eric Bentley  "Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts From Hearings Before The House Committee
On Un-American Activities, 1938-1968" [orig 1971]
Selected & edited by Eric Bentley, Introduction by Frank Rich

Nation Books 8¼x5½ pb [12/2001] out of print/used
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [4/73] out of print/used
Viking hardcover [11/71] out of print/used
Thames & Hudson 9½x6½ hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Thames & Hudson hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Thirty Years of Treason read by a full cast on audio CD & MP-3  "Thirty Years of Treason, 1938-1968" audio CDs & MP-3 [2014]
Read by a full cast including Nathan Dana Aldrich, Theodore Bikel, Claire Bloom, J. Paul Boehmer, Scott Brick, Orson Scott Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Robertson Dean, Harlan Ellison, Richard Gilliland, Kirby Heyborne, Alex Hyde-White, Coleen Marlo, Richard McConagle, Jim Meskimen, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, Ted Scott, Dean Sluyter, Jean Smart, Kristoffer Tabori
on audio CDs: 41-hour Skyboat Media/Blackstone Audio audio CD set [2/2015] 3 disks for $34.19
on MP-3 disks: 41-hour Skyboat Media/Blackstone Audio MP-3 CD set [2/2015] 3 disks for $59.95
Volume 1, 1938-1948: Skyboat Media/Blackstone Audio audio CD [5/2014] for $20.39
Volume 2, 1951-1952: Skyboat Media/Blackstone Audio audio CD [7/2014] for $16.89
Volume 3, 1953-1968: Skyboat Media/Blackstone Audio audio CD [11/2014] for $10.00


Reference  Links
blacklist site at U.C. Berkeley
Hollywood Ten digital collection at Michigan State University
transcript of testimony before H.U.A.C. by Ayn Rand [1905-1982]
Yahoo! Directory entries on the Blacklist
Yahoo! Directory entries on the Hollywood Ten
Open Directory Project entries on McCarthyism & HUAC
text of National Screen Actor special edition of January 1998
search for 'blacklist' on Internet Movie Database
Red Scare Filmography at Washington University

Joseph R. McCarthy Page at Spirit of America

Hollywood Blacklist entry at Wikipedia


Joseph McCarthy Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Political Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern

here on Magic Lantern's Hollywood Blacklist Pages

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books on the blacklist • links • on page two: other blacklisted people


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