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Communism in Hollywood

Alan Casty

Communism in Hollywood

the moral paradoxes of testimony, silence, and betrayal

by Alan Casty

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Lanham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities,
  • Motion picture industry -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Communism and motion pictures -- United States,
  • Blacklisting of entertainers -- United States -- History,
  • Blacklisting of authors -- United States -- History,
  • Screenwriters -- United States -- Political activity,
  • Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Political activity,
  • Communism -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAlan Casty.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U6 C347 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23208033M
    ISBN 109780810869486, 9780810869493
    LC Control Number2009015438

    But there was another sinister influence in Hollywood as well: Communism. And in the process of time this influence increased and began to displace the Roman Catholic influence in Hollywood, turning the giant movie industry into far more of a pro-Communist, and often vehemently anti-Roman Catholic force.   To understand how the US Government came to investigate possible links between Hollywood and the Communist Party, we need to go back as far as , when the Moscow show trials preceded the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of , support for the American Communist Party took a consequential, substantial hit, and the government started .

    The Black Book of Communism. texts. favorite 83 Topics: FBI, communism, Hollywood, entertainment industry, investigation, Joseph McCarthy, Freedom of Fringe and Off-Center. 10, 11K. David Icke - Was Hitler A Rothschild --by David Icke.   Editor's Note: "The Stalinist Ten" is an excerpt from the newly released book, “Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters—Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler,” by Allan H. Ryskind. Ryskind, who is editor-at-large of Human Events, grew up in Beverly Hills and is the son of screenwriter Morrie Ryskind (Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Room Service). ype="node" title="Hollywood.

      analysis/opinion: hollywood traitors: blacklisted screen writers — agents of stalin, allies of hitler. by allan h. ryskind. regnery, $, pages. Hollywood, by itself, is a glamorous industry, that advocates freedom of speech in all its movies. But the Red Scare (communism) was fresh in the minds of the public, and politics ended up meddling in their affairs. Hollywood, although competitive by nature, was a tight-knit family that looked out for each other.


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His father, screenwriter Morrie Ryskind, was ruined professionally by the post-blacklist backlash against industry conservatives. Hollywood had entered its period of anti-anti-communism, a well-known phenomenon in American cultural and intellectual life.

According to Hollywood, American anti-communism derived not from any deficiencies of socialism or threat from the USSR but from paranoia, xenophobia, and the nefarious influence of Nazis who entered the United States. It is widely believed on the left that the anti-Communist films of the s were hysterical and unprofitable.

This characterization originated with blacklisted Hollywood Communists. Hollywood blacklist, list of media workers ineligible for employment because of alleged communist or subversive ties, generated by Hollywood studios in the late s and ’50s.

In the anticommunist furor of post-World War II America, many crusaders targeted the media as a site of subversive infiltration. From the s through the s, Congress intensively investigated alleged political radicals.

The House Committee on Un-American Activities focused on universities, labor unions, and the film industry. In the committee called Hollywood actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters to testify regarding communist influence on motion pictures.

But Hollywood has yet to show itself capable of portraying what The Black Book of Communism, a recent scholarly assessment of communist crimes, calls "politically correct mass slaughter.". Billingsley talked about his book [Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the s and s] published by Prima.

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“Visit any Communist bookstore in the United States and you will find books printed in Moscow and Peking in English for one, two, and three-year-old babies,” warned Fred Schwarz, author of the redbaiting bestseller You Can Trust the Communists (To Be Communists).

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Mayhew, a professor at Seton Hall University, is a scholar of Rand and editor of several collections of essays analyzing her novels and ideas.WASHINGTON (AP) _ Communism and Ronald Reagan met in Hollywood nearly 40 years ago and the encounter eventually propelled him to conservatism and the White House and to a world view of the Soviet Union as the bastion of an ''evil empire.'' In Hollywood, Reagan found he could not do business with communists in the Screen Actors Guild and in the movie industry.This letter was written by Congressman Norris Poulson to Congressman J.

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