David Bromwich: Cold War movies
26 January 2012
Show More An Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War by J. Hoberman.
New Press, 383 pp., £21.99, March 2011, 978 1 59558 005 4Show More
“... took Eisenhower, a less anxious president, to revoke the order in April 1953. In Hollywood the fear began on 8 May 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee, led by its chairman, Parnell Thomas, and its chief investigator, Robert Stripling, ‘set up shop’ at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The first response by the industry to notice of an investigation appeared forthright and ...”