Tender Comrades: A Backstory Of The Hollywood Blacklist by Patrick McgilliganTender Comrades: A Backstory Of The Hollywood Blacklist by Patrick Mcgilligan

Tender Comrades: A Backstory Of The Hollywood Blacklist

byPatrick Mcgilligan, Paul Buhle

Paperback | July 26, 2012

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More than sixty years ago, McCarthyism silenced Hollywood. In the pages of Tender Comrades, those who were suppressed, whose lives and careers were ruined, finally have their say. A unique collection of profiles in cinematic courage, this extraordinary oral history brings to light the voices of thirty-six blacklist survivors (including two members of the Hollywood Ten), seminal directors of film noir and other genres, starring actresses and memorable supporting players, top screenwriters, and many less known to the public, who are rescued from obscurity by the stories they offer here that, beyond politics, open a rich window into moviemaking during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Patrick McGilligan has written several acclaimed biographies, including Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (a finalist for the Edgar Award) as well as New York Times Notable Books about George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His five-volume Backstory series is the definitive oral history of American screenwriting.Paul Buhle, a retire...
Title:Tender Comrades: A Backstory Of The Hollywood BlacklistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 2 inPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081668037X

ISBN - 13:9780816680375

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"An acute portrait of that squalid time when the witch-hunt was on in Hollywood." —Norman Mailer