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L Guevarra <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Aug 2006 13:18:21 -0700
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Dear Screen-L:

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

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

Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History at the University of 
Houston, is author of _Black and Brown: African-Americans and the 
Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920, Class Struggle in Hollywood, 
1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, and Trade Unionists,_ and 
_Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham DuBois._

"This is the best and most carefully written of the author's many 
books, and that is something in itself. This extraordinary treatment 
of one of the most interesting and controversial figures in Hollywood 
scene of the 1930s-40s demonstrates superior, indeed prodigious, 
scholarship. Decades of intense and committed research and writing 
have resulted in details that no one else has attempted to provide. 
This is an outstanding work that richly deserves our attention."-Paul 
Buhle, author of _Radical Hollywood_

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.

Full information about the bookis available online:

Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: