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008    941028s1995    ilua          00100aeng   
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019    94039958 
020    0809319985|b(cloth : alk. paper) 
020    0809319993|b(paper : alk. paper) 
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050 00 PN1998.3.D6|bA3 1996 
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100 1  Dmytryk, Edward. 
245 10 Odd man out :|ba memoir of the Hollywood Ten /|cEdward 
       Dmytryk. 
260    Carbondale, IL :|bSouthern Illinois University Press,
       |cc1996. 
300    viii, 210 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm. 
500    Includes index. 
520    In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee rudely
       interrupted the successful career and life of Edward 
       Dmytryk, citing him with contempt of Congress. As a result,
       Dmytryk was fired by RKO and spent three years in England 
       before returning to the United States to serve a six-month
       jail sentence and undergo a second round of hearings, 
       during which he recanted and provided evidence against 
       several of his former colleagues. 
520 8  In this personal and perceptive book, Dmytryk vividly 
       chronicles the history of a particularly turbulent era in 
       American political life while examining his own life 
       before and after the events universally called the witch 
       hunts. He details his brief membership in the Communist 
       Party of America, explaining his initial commitment to 
       what he perceived as communist ideals of civil liberties, 
       economic justice, and antifacism, followed by his eventual
       disillusionment with the party as it betrayed those 
       ideals. He goes on to provide a fair assessment of what 
       then happened to him and the effect it had on the rest of 
       his life. 
520 8  Dmytryk describes the activities, prejudices, and personal
       behaviors of all the parties enmeshed in the congressional
       hearings on communism in Hollywood. His reactions to other
       members of the Hollywood Ten and his recollection of 
       conversations with them lend his book an immediacy that is
       not only informative but also absorbing. Most importantly,
       he does not uphold an ideology but rather presents the 
       events as he perceived them, understood them, and 
       responded to them. 
600 10 Dmytryk, Edward. 
650  0 Motion picture producers and directors|zUnited States
       |xBiography. 
650  0 Communism and motion pictures|zUnited States. 
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