Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist

Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist

by Walter Bernstein

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In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling his writing careers in Hollywood and then television, Bernstein tells of the blacklisting for communism which brought ostracism, FBI surveillance, and a search for "fronts" to take credit for his work. of photos.

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ISBN-13: 9780804150484
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

WALTER BERNSTEIN was a staff writer for The New Yorker and a correspondent for Yank during World War II before turning to screenwriting. A collection of his wartime writings, Keep Your Head Down, was published in 1946. Beginning in 1950, he was blacklisted for his political beliefs for eight years, during which time he wrote pseudonymously for television shows, including DangerYou Are ThereStudio One, and Philco Playhouse, winning awards he could not claim. Bernstein has directed films, written movies, such as The FrontFail SafeThe Molly MaguiresSemi-Tough, and Paris Blues, and written and directed original screenplays for HBO. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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