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The definitive portrait of Hollywood’s dark high noon

TENDER COMRADES: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist
By Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle
University of Minnesota Press | 800 pages | 2012
ISBN 978-0-8166-8037-5 | paperback | $29.95
Back in print

More than sixty years ago, McCarthyism silenced Hollywood. Tender  
Comrades brings to light the voices of thirty-six blacklist survivors,  
seminal directors, starring actresses and memorable supporting  
players, top screenwriters, and many less known to the public who are  
rescued from obscurity by the stories they offer here, opening a rich  
window into moviemaking during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

"This is not the usual book of remembrances—nostalgic, bittersweet,  
and all that. This is chapter-and-verse recall of our country’s most  
shameful epoch. . . . It is eloquent and revelatory, but most of all,  
it is a cautionary tale." —Studs Terkel

"An acute portrait of that squalid time when the witch-hunt was on in  
Hollywood and of the thirty-six movie artists interviewed here who  
were deprived of a livelihood—even as hundreds of others lived in fear  
of the House Un-American Activities Committee—while havoc was strewn  
through their lives and their professions." —Norman Mailer

Patrick McGilligan has written several acclaimed biographies,  
including Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (a finalist  
for the Edgar Award) as well as New York Times Notable Books about  
George Cukor and Fritz Lang. His five-volume Backstory series is the  
definitive oral history of American screenwriting.

Paul Buhle, a retired senior lecturer at Brown University and the  
founder of the Oral History of the American Left archive at New York  
University, is the author or editor of more than forty books.

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