Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 213 pages
In October 1947, more than twenty years after leaving Russia, Ayn Rand testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which was investigating communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. The focus of that testimony was Song of Russia, a 1944 pro-Soviet film that Rand decried for its unrealistic, absurdly flattering portrait of life in the communist country.
 

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Contents

Song of Russia A Synopsis
3
The Making of Song of Russia
13
Reactions to Song of Russia
57
From Russia to Washington DC via Hollywood
71
Ayn Rand on the House UnAmerican Activities Committee
83
Big Lies Song of Russia versus Soviet RussiaAn Analysis of Ayn Rands HUAC Testimony Part 1
103
Noble Lies Rejecting the Standard Defense of Song of Russia An Analysis of Ayn Rands HUAC Testimony Part 2
145
Russian Smiles The Leftist Response to Ayn Rands HUAC Testimony
159
Ayn Rands HUAC Testimony
179
Files on Song of Russia at the Margaret Herrick Library
191
From the FBI Files Schedule for the October 1947 HUAC Hearings
195
From the FBI Files The Motion Picture Alliance and the Other Blacklist
201
Select Bibliography
205
Index
209
About the Author
Copyright

Conclusion
171

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About the author (2005)

\Robert Mayhew is Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. He has written two books on Aristotle, translated a play of Aristophanes, and edited four collections of works by or about Ayn Rand, including Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living (Lexington, 2004).

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