Thirty years of treason; excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968.
Edited by Eric Bentley.
New York, Viking Press [1971]
xxviii, 991 p. 25 cm.
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Bentley is better known for writing about the theater, but here he culls numerous records from the House Un-American Activities Committee, which grilled Hollywood writers and actors, among others. Bentley gleans excerpts from those sessions from 1938 to 1968 and includes testimony by Ayn Rand, Gary Cooper, Ring Lardner Jr., Sterling Hayden, Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, Tom Hayden, and more. Portraying a dark chapter in our nation's history that needs to be remembered, this 1971 volume could do double duty in history and theater collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xxiii
Forewordp. xxv
The Federal Theater Projectp. 3
Hallie Flanaganp. 6
An Affidavit from Upton Sinclairp. 48
The Eislersp. 55
Gerhart Eislerp. 57
Ruth Fischerp. 59
Hanns Eislerp. 73
"Communist Infiltration of the Motion-Picture Industry"p. 110
Ayn Randp. 111
Adolphe Menjoup. 119
Robert Taylorp. 135
Ronald Reaganp. 143
Gary Cooperp. 147
John Howard Lawsonp. 153
Edward Dmytrykp. 165
Emmet Laveryp. 169
Ring Lardner, Jr.p. 184
Bertolt Brechtp. 207
Louis J. Russellp. 225
"Proposed Legislation to Curb or Control the Communist Party"p. 247
Arthur Garfield Haysp. 248
James Burnhamp. 272
"Communist Infiltration of Hollywood"p. 291
Larry Parksp. 308
Sterling Haydenp. 348
Edward Dmytrykp. 376
Jose Ferrerp. 407
Budd Schulbergp. 434
Michael Blankfortp. 461
Elia Kazanp. 484
Edward G. Robinsonp. 496
Clifford Odetsp. 498
Lillian Hellmanp. 533
Abe Burrowsp. 544
A Voice from the Futurep. 569
"Plea for an Anti-Communist Faith"p. 569
The Infiltration of Harvardp. 575
Robert Gorham Davisp. 577
Daniel J. Boorstinp. 601
Granville Hicksp. 612
Hollywood and Broadway, Continuedp. 625
Jerome Robbinsp. 625
Lionel Standerp. 634
Lee J. Cobbp. 653
A Letter from Albert Einsteinp. 667
Testimony of a Bishopp. 669
G. Bromley Oxnamp. 670
Song and Dancep. 683
Pete Seegerp. 686
Zero Mostelp. 708
"Unauthorized Use of United States Passports"p. 725
William Uphausp. 728
Paul Robesonp. 770
Arthur Millerp. 791
"Communism in the Metropolitan Music School"p. 829
Earl Robinsonp. 831
The New York Shakespeare Festivalp. 847
Joseph Pappp. 847
"Assistance to Enemies of the United States in Time of Undeclared War"p. 859
Richard Mark Rhoadsp. 860
Steven Cherkossp. 868
"Subversive Involvement in Disruption of 1968 Democratic Party National Convention"p. 879
Tom Haydenp. 879
Rennie Davisp. 896
Dave Dellingerp. 910
Afterwordp. 933
House Un-American Activities Committee Membership 1938-1970p. 955
The Measures Taken, By Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eislerp. 959
A Statement by Paul Robesonp. 977
Index, with a Note on How to Find Thingsp. 981
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