Only Victims A Study of Show Business Blacklisting

ISBN-10: 0879100818

ISBN-13: 9780879100810

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Reprint)

Authors: Robert Vaughn
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Robert Francis Vaughn was born in New York City on November 22, 1932. As a child, he was cast on radio shows including Let's Pretend and Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. He moved to Hollywood in 1952. He studied theater arts at Los Angeles City College. After he graduated in 1956, he signed with Columbia Pictures for $15,000 a role. From 1964 to 1968, he starred as Napoleon Solo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. He appeared in several movies including The Magnificent Seven, The Young Philadelphians, and Superman III. In 1978, he won an Emmy for his performance as a White House chief of staff in the mini-series Washington: Behind Closed Doors. In the mid-1960's, he received a doctorate in communications from the University of Southern California. His dissertation, The Influence of the House Committee on Un-American Activities on the American Theater 1938-58, was published as a book, Only Victims, in 1972. He also wrote an autobiography entitled A Fortunate Life. He died from acute leukemia on November 11, 2016 at the age of 83.

Forewordp. 11
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 21
Only Victimsp. 31
Martin Dies' 1938 Investigation of the Federal Theatre Projectp. 48
J. Parnell Thomas' 1947 Investigation of Communist Infiltration in the Motion Picture Industryp. 75
John S. Wood's Marathon Ten-Part 1951-1952 Investigation of Communism in the Entertainment Fieldp. 118
Harold H. Velde and Francis S. Walter's 1953-54-55 Entertainment Hearings and the Committee's 1956 Investigation of the Fund for the Republic's Report on Blacklistingp. 180
The Paul Robeson-Arthur Miller Passport Investigations, 1956, and the Most Recent 1957-58 Show Business Hearingsp. 216
The 1969-70 New Primary Data Gathered from Correspondence, Questionnaire, and Personal Taped Interviewsp. 240
Conclusion and Implicationsp. 267
Afterwordp. 275
The Friendly Witnesses and the Persons They Identified as Communistsp. 287
The Committee's Evidence of Communist Party Membership of Two of the Unfriendly Tenp. 305
The Briefs of the Hollywood Tenp. 327
Cover Letter and Questionnaire Used in Securing New Primary Datap. 347
Bibliographyp. 352
Indexp. 361
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