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Red Scared! The Commie Menace in Propaganda and Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0811828875
ISBN-13: 9780811828871
Edition: 2000
List price: $22.95
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Description: Not long ago, Communists seemed to be everywhere: among our politicians, neighbors, favorite actors--even in our drinking water. Red Scared! is a wry tour of the frosty decades of Soviet and American adversity, when anti-Communist hysteria produced  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Not long ago, Communists seemed to be everywhere: among our politicians, neighbors, favorite actors--even in our drinking water. Red Scared! is a wry tour of the frosty decades of Soviet and American adversity, when anti-Communist hysteria produced fairly hysterical pop-culture items. The voluminous propaganda that the United States produced to combat the Red Menace--not only officially, but in books, films, magazines, games, and more--is explored and vibrantly reproduced here. With a colorful text that serves as a useful historical overview, daring tales from government agents, plot synopses and lurid covers of unintentionally funny pulp novels, and much more, Red Scared! brings the Cold War back home again--this time around with humor (and relief)

Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

Preface: Cold War Style
Timeline: 1848 - 1927 The First Red Scare
Timeline: 1928 - 1944 Between Red Scares
The Hitler-Stalin Pact Foments a New Red Scare
The Soviet Pavilion at the New York World's Fair
Hollywood Kids the Commissars
Timeline: 1944 - 1947 Just a Guy Named Ivan
Comrades in Arms: Hollywood Warms up to Russia
Timeline: 1947 - 1950 The Iron Curtain Descends
Could the Reds Seize Detroit?
How to Identify an American Communist
The Cold War Hits the Silver Screen
How Hollywood Told the Tale of the Cold War
Timeline: 1950 - 1953 "I'm No Communist"
HUAC's So-Called Communist Front Organizations to Which Dashiell Hammett Was Linked
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover
"I Led Three Lives," Maybe More
Mickey Spillane's One Lonely Night
Television and the Red Menace
Insert: McCarthy
Insert: Reds, By Gum!
Timeline: 1953 - 1957 "We Will Bury You!"
Sputnik and the Space Race
Red Star Over Cuba
Insert: Spy vs.Spy
Beyond Stalin
Insert: Bomb Shelter Chic
Timeline: 1957 - 1962 Pamphlets On Parade
Insert: Red Readings
Timeline: 1963 - 2000 Kremlin Komics
"Communist Kisses!"
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