Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence In Radio and Television
(American Business Consultants)

Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence In Radio and Television

New York: Counterattack/ American Business Consultants, Inc., 1950. Quite scarce. Paper wrappers printed in red and balck with image of a grasping red hand grabbing a microphone. 213 pp. "Counterattack" was the Newsletter of Facts To Combat Communism published by a group calling itself American Business Consultants. Very good, light even soiling to the wraps and narrow clear tale to the lower outer edge of the front cover. A seminal publication on the "red scare" and the era of McCarthyism of the early 1950s. After an introductory section, the book consists of an alphabetical listing of those prominent individuals accused of being Communists or Communist sympathizers. The individual is listed with their profession (writer, actor, radio commentator, director, composer, etc) and all of the alleged affiliations (often quite numerous), sponsorships, writings, etc., that put them under suspicion. The list is remarkable; it includes such people as Edward G. Robinson, Leonard Bernstein, Lee J. Cobb, Vera Caspary, Aaron Copeland, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Langston Hughes, Burl Ives, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dorothy Parker, Orson Welles, and dozens more. The concluding section is an alphabetical listing of suspect organizations. Very Good Softcover (Item ID: E21089)


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