Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance with the Left


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by Ronald Radosh and Allis Radosh. Published by Encounter Books, 2005. Hardcover, cloth over boards. 309pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket.

Until now, Hollywood’s political history has been dominated by a steady stream of films and memoirs decrying the nightmare of the Red Scare. But Ronald and Allis Radosh show that the real drama of that era lay in the story of the movie stars, directors and especially screenwriters who joined the Communist Party or traveled in its orbit, and made the Party the focus of their political and social lives.