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Author Barranger, Milly S.

Title Unfriendly witnesses : gender, theater, and film in the McCarthy era / Milly S. Barranger
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 197 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Theater in the Americas
Theater in the Americas.
Contents McCarthyism -- Billie Dawn goes to Washington: Judy Holliday -- Death by innuendo: Mady Christians -- Unfriendly witness: Anne Revere -- The defiant ones: Lilian Hellman and Dorothy Parker -- Guilt by association: Margaret Webster -- The blacklist is on fire: Kim Hunter
Summary Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era examines the experiences of seven prominent women of stage and screen whose lives and careers were damaged by the McCarthy-era "witch hunts" for Communists and Communist sympathizers in the entertainment industry: Judy Holliday, Anne Revere, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Margaret Webster, Mady Christians, and Kim Hunter. The effects on women of the anti-Communist crusades that swept the nation between 1947 and 1962 have been largely overlooked by cultural critics and historians, who have instead f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index
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Subject United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
Actresses -- Political activity -- United States.
Blacklisting of authors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Blacklisting of entertainers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Political activity.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007040920
ISBN 0809328763 (paperback; alk. paper)
1435663667 (electronic bk.)
9780809328765 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781435663664 (electronic bk.)