Hollywood Traitors (Hardcover)

Blacklisted Screenwriters - Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler

By Allan H. Ryskind

Regnery History, 9781621572060, 538pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2015



Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind (Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Room Service), exposes the ugly truth about the Communists blacklisted from the film industry. Too often, the "Hollywood Ten" brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee are memorialized as victims of an unjust witch-hunt and heroes who stood up for free speech. The truth is shocking: Not only did these supposed liberal paragons adore Josef Stalin and take their orders directly from the Communist Party, but they also sympathized with Adolf Hitler.

Ryskind, who grew up in the heart of the Hollywood scene and personally knew many of the key players in this real-life Hollywood drama, has penned a definitive, myth-busting account of the Hollywood Ten and Hollywood Blacklist that will forever change the way you think about the ideological battle waged in the movie capital of the world. With glossy photographs.

About the Author

In his days as a reporter at the Washington Times and an Editor-at-Large of Human Events, Ryskind covered Capitol Hill during much of the Clinton Presidency. He is the son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morrie Ryskind (Animal Crackers A Night at the Opera, Room Service). Ryskind currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.