Anything Your Little Heart Desires

An American Family Story

Author: Patricia Bosworth

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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A memoir by the daughter of famous attorney Bartley C. Crum: “A gripping account not only of Crum but of McCarthyism and its devastating effects” (SFGate). The FBI kept a secret dossier on him. He was a confidante to stars; adviser to politicians; and lawyer to the likes of William Randolph Hearst, Rita Hayworth, and the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, whom he defended during the House Un-American Activities Committee trials of 1947. Bartley C. Crum was also Patricia Bosworth’s father—a frequently absent, unrelentingly principled, and stubbornly self-destructive one. Anything Your Little Heart Desires is Bosworth’s memoir of life with him, and of the momentous events that shaped his lifetime, from the New Deal to the Cold War and the anti-Communist fervor that jolted American life. Using interviews, journals, letters, and her father’s own files, Bosworth delivers a profoundly personal portrait of the father she never fully knew, and the political forces that shaped a nation.
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Dalton Trumbo

Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Author: Larry Ceplair,Christopher Trumbo

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813146828

Category: Cooking

Page: 716

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Godey's Lady's Book, perhaps the most popular magazine for women in nineteenth-century America, had a national circulation of 150,000 during the 1860s. The recipes (spelled ""receipts"") it published were often submitted by women from both the North and the South, and they reveal the wide variety of regional cooking that characterized American culture. There is a remarkable diversity in the recipes, thanks to the largely rural readership of Godey's Lady's Book and to the immigrant influence on the country in the 1860s. Fish and game were readily available in rural America, and the number of seafood recipes testifies to the abundance of the coastal waters and rivers. The country cook was a frugal cook, particularly during wartime, so there are a great many recipes for leftovers and seasonal produce. In addition to a wide sampling of recipes that can be used today, Civil War Recipes includes information on Union and Confederate army rations, cooking on both homefronts, and substitutions used during the war by southern cooks.
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Hollywood v. Hard Core

How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry

Author: Jon Lewis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814729339

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

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In 1972, The Godfather and Deep Throat were the two most popular films in the country. One, a major Hollywood studio production, the other an independently made "skin flick." At that moment, Jon Lewis asserts, the fate of the American film industry hung in the balance. Spanning the 20th century, Hollywood v. Hard Core weaves a gripping tale of censorship and regulation. Since the industry's infancy, film producers and distributors have publicly regarded ratings codes as a necessary evil. Hollywood regulates itself, we have been told, to prevent the government from doing it for them. But Lewis argues that the studios self-regulate because they are convinced it is good for business, and that censorship codes and regulations are a crucial part of what binds the various competing agencies in the film business together. Yet between 1968 and 1973 Hollywood films were faltering at the box office, and the major studios were in deep trouble. Hollywood's principal competition came from a body of independently produced and distributed films--from foreign art house film Last Tango in Paris to hard-core pornography like Behind the Green Door--that were at once disreputable and, for a moment at least, irresistible, even chic. In response, Hollywood imposed the industry-wide MPAA film rating system (the origins of the G, PG, and R designations we have today) that pushed sexually explicit films outside the mainstream, and a series of Supreme Court decisions all but outlawed the theatrical exhibition of hard core pornographic films. Together, these events allowed Hollywood to consolidate its iron grip over what films got made and where they were shown, thus saving it from financial ruin.
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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

Steel-True 1907-1940

Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439194068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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Frank Capra called her, "The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known." Yet she was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars. Now Victoria Wilson, gives us the most complete portrait we have yet had, or will have, of this magnificent actresses, seen as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius, who influenced a generation of actors and comedians (among them, Jack Benny and Stanwyck herself)…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset; her partnership with the "unfunny" Marx brother, Zeppo, together creating one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west; her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America's most sought-after male star…Here is the shaping of her career working with many of Hollywood's most important directors: among them, Capra, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, all set against the times-the Depression, the rise of the unions, the coming of World War II and a fast-evolving coming-of-age motion picture industry. At the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself-her strengths, her fears, her desires-how she made use of the darkness in her soul, keeping it at bay in her private life, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood's-and America's-most revered screen actresses. Written with full access to Stanwyck's family, friends, colleagues, and never-before-seen letters, journals and photographs.
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Act of Creation

The Founding of the United Nations

Author: Stephen C. Schlesinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786729708

Category: History

Page: 144

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In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known story of how Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and the new American President, Harry Truman, picked up the pieces of the faltering campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." Using secret agents, financial resources, and their unrivaled position of power, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to found the United Nations. The author reveals how the UN nearly collapsed several times during the conference over questions of which states should have power, who should be admitted, and how authority should be divided among its branches. By shedding new light on leading participants like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.
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I.F. Stone

a portrait

Author: Andrew Patner

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

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Interviews with the respected journalist, I.F. Stone, share his views on Greek literature, Marxism, the Korean War, the Rosenberg case, free speech, and President Reagan
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The Man to See

Author: Evan Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671792113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" (Kirkus Reviews). Williams' clients included Joe McCarthy, Frank Costello, Jimmy Hoffa, The Washington Post, and, just before Williams' death in 1988, Michael Milken. 16 pages of photographs.
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Being Red

A Memoir

Author: Howard Fast

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563244995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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Being Red is an intimate memoir of an extraordinary time--the years Howard Fast, one of our nation's most popular authors, spent in the American Communist Party, and under the constant surveillance of the FBI. 8-page photo insert.
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Radical Innocence

A Critical Study of the Hollywood Ten

Author: Bernard F. Dick

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813133577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The antagonists

Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter and civil liberties in modern America

Author: James F. Simon

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The two judges are presented as representing judicial activism and judicial restraint.
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