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The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Gerald Horne


Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten—the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party—John Howard Lawson had become one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s, with several hits to his credit including Blockade, Sahara, and Action in the North Atlantic. After his infamous, almost violent, 1947 hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Lawson spent time in prison and his lucrative career was effectively over. Studded with anecd ... More

Keywords: Hollywood Ten, Communist Party, John Howard Lawson, McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, United States, Hollywood, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520243729
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520243729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald Horne, author