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Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left

Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh. Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance with the Left Authors:Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh.
Publisher:Encounter Books
Price:2221 rub.

Book Summary:
Book DescriptionUntil now, Hollywood's political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the "nightmare" of the Red Scare and how it victimized political innocents. But in RED STAR OVER HOLLYWOOD, Ronald and Allis Radosh tell for the first time the "backstory" behind this myth. The authors show how the Soviet Comintern decided to make the film capitol a prime target in the late 1920s. They follow the lives of Budd Schulberg, Ring Lardner Jr., Maurice Rapf and other young radicals who went to the USSR in the early 1930s, underwent a political conversion experience there, and came back to Hollywood as apostles preaching a Soviet gospel. They take us inside the cells and discussion groups they and other Party members formed, the guilds and unions they tried to take over, and the studios they tried to influence. The Radoshes not only prove that the members of the Hollywood Party were loyal first and foremost to Joseph Stalin, but show that...

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