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Hide in Plain Sight : The Hollywood Blacklistees in Film and Television, 1950-2002 - Paul Buhle

Hide in Plain Sight

The Hollywood Blacklistees in Film and Television, 1950-2002

Paperback Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9781403966841
Number Of Pages: 328

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Hide in Plain Sight offers a powerful examination of the effects of Hollywood's blacklist era, taking up the question of how blacklistees fared after they were driven out of the mainstream. A good number entered careers in television, with many finding work in children's and family programs, writing for shows like Rocky and Bullwinkle, Lassie, and Flipper. Many also wrote adult sitcoms such as Hogan's Heroes,The Donna Reed Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, M*A*S*H, Maude, and All in the Family. Ultimately, many returned to Hollywood in the sixties and seventies to work creatively on films that contained a dose of the radical politics found in communism, films that influenced the creative outburst of that decade. The list of impressive films from the survivors of HUAC includes Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and Midnight Cowboy. Hide in Plain Sight completes Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner's trilogy, which includes Tender Comrades (1998) and Radical Hollywood (2002). Together these books provide a thorough and disturbing portrait of the McCarthy era's impact on an important aspect of American culture and society.

Industry Reviews

..".an illuminating and timely reminder of a dark chapter in Hollywood history." --Stephen Rees, Library Journal

..".the authors shed important new light on this infamous period in our country's cultural heritage." --Carol Haggas, Booklist

"This encyclopedic, riveting study of the Hollywood blacklist's impact follows the careers of targeted individuals to explore the blacklist's effects..." --Publishers Weekly

Introduction: Political Exiles and American Lifep. vi
Living Room Modernismp. 1
Art of the Television Seriesp. 35
Critique from the Marginp. 69
The Neorealist Aestheticp. 97
Working under Coverp. 127
The Long Climb Backp. 153
The Hollywood Art Filmp. 183
The Lucid Outsider: Joseph Loseyp. 215
An Ending?p. 247
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9781403966841
ISBN-10: 1403966842
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st December 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.65  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1