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The Resource Hollywood divided : the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist, Kevin Brianton

Hollywood divided : the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist, Kevin Brianton

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Hollywood divided : the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist
Title
Hollywood divided
Title remainder
the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Brianton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On October 22, 1950, the Screen Directors Guild (SDG) gathered for a meeting at the opulent Beverly Hills Hotel. Among the group's leaders were some of the most powerful men in Hollywood -- John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, John Huston, Frank Capra, William Wyler, and Rouben Mamoulian -- and the issue on the table was nothing less than a vote to dismiss Mankiewicz as the guild's president after he opposed an anticommunist loyalty oath that could have expanded the blacklist. The dramatic events of that evening have become mythic, and the legend has overshadowed the more complex realities of this crucial moment in Hollywood history. In Hollywood Divided, Kevin Brianton explores the myths associated with the famous meeting and the real events that they often obscure. He analyzes the lead-up to that fateful summit, examining the pressure exerted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Brianton reveals the internal politics of the SDG, its initial hostile response to the HUAC investigations, the conservative reprisal, and the influence of the oath on the guild and the film industry as a whole. Hollywood Divided also assesses the impact of the historical coverage of the meeting on the reputation of the three key players in the drama. Brianton's study is a provocative and revealing revisionist history of the SDG's 1950 meeting and its lasting repercussions on the film industry as well as the careers of those who participated. Hollywood Divided illuminates how both the press's and the public's penchant for the "exciting story" have perpetuated fabrications and inaccurate representations of a turning point for the film industry."--Publisher description
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Brianton, Kevin
Dewey number
791.4302/33097309045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
B6748 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
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  • Screen Directors Guild
  • United States
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Screen Directors Guild
  • United States
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Communism and motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • United States
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Hollywood divided : the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist, Kevin Brianton
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the myth of the Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The House Un-American Activities Committee arrives in Hollywood -- The origins of the Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The aftermath -- Mankiewicz and the making of the myth -- Ford's heroic stand -- Demille as anti-communist ogre -- Conclusion
Control code
959278281
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813168937
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt1g0jrh4
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959278281
Label
Hollywood divided : the 1950 Screen Directors Guild meeting and the impact of the blacklist, Kevin Brianton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the myth of the Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The House Un-American Activities Committee arrives in Hollywood -- The origins of the Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The Screen Directors Guild meeting -- The aftermath -- Mankiewicz and the making of the myth -- Ford's heroic stand -- Demille as anti-communist ogre -- Conclusion
Control code
959278281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813168937
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g0jrh4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959278281

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