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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About Walter Bernstein
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… More about Walter Bernstein
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Published by Knopf Jul 31, 2013| 304 Pages| ISBN 9780804150484