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Author: Robert Vaughn
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Title: Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting
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Publisher: Limelight Editions; 2nd edition (August 1, 2004)
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Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting by Robert Vaughn



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Robert Vaughn's "Only Victims" is a necessary book with a necessary goal - stressing the importance of the First Amendment of the . Constitution and citing the dangers of what happens when its cherished tradition is jeopardized. a statement by Dalton Trumbo that the blacklist period produced "only victims. Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten. The Danbury, Connecticut prison facility to which he was sent for failing to name names of alleged "subversives" he encountered had another notable prisoner at the same time Trumbo was incarcerated, former Congressman Parnell Thomas, chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, before which the screenwriter appeared. In the name of combatting Communism liberties were jettisoned while the art of stool pigeon information dissemination reached a feverish pitch during Hollywood's blacklist period beginning shortly after World War Two with the advent of the Cold War. The title of the book, which was the famous actor and author's doctoral dissertation at the.

Robert Vaughn, the TV-movie actor best known as the Man from . from USC and this is his doctoral dissertation. Pub Date: March 14th, 1972. Questions? Call us! 88. 85.

A necessary book with a necessary goal - stressing the importance of the First Amendment of the .

Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting Vaughn, Robert ( Author ) { Paperback } 2005 ) Only Victims, General. Robert Vaughn, American actor. Vaughn, Robert was born on November 22, 1932 in New York City. Son of Walter and Marcella Vaughn. Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts, Los Angeles State College Master of Arts in Theatre Arts, Los Angeles State College, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy in Communications, University of Southern California, 1970. Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting.

His thesis on show business blacklisting has been published under the name Only Victims. As a liberal Democrat, he was also heavily involved in politics during the run of . On January 29, 1966, in Indianapolis at an FDR-JFK fund-raising dinner, Vaughn became the first member of his profession to publicly oppose United States military involvement in Vietnam. He continued to give many speeches during the period to further his cause and went on William Buckley's show, The Firing Line, to debate Buckley and other members of the Johnson administration  . Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting by Robert Vaughn Vaughn's doctoral thesis.

Robert Vaughn earned a P. in Communications from the University of Southern California in 1972. His dissertation was published as the 355-page book Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting. 2. He received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for The Young Philadelphians in 1959. Hunting for food in Caveman. 3. Vaughn played the title character in Roger Corman's 1958 cult classic Teenage Caveman.

Robert Vaughn was born in New York City on November 22, 1932, to Gerald Walter Vaughn, a radio actor, and his wife, Marcella Frances (Gaudel), a stage actress. His ancestry included Irish, French, and German. His parents divorced, and Vaughn lived with his grandparents in Minneapolis while his mother traveled and performed. Vaughn graduated from North High School, then enrolled in the University of Minnesota as a journalism major. However, he dropped out after a year and moved to Los Angeles with his mother. In 1972, he published his dissertation as the book Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting. Robert Vaughn at home circa 1963. Vaughn made his television debut on the November 21, 1955 Black Friday episode of the American TV series Medic, the first of more than two hundred episodic roles through mid-2000.

(Limelight). A necessary book with a necessary goal stressing the importance of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and citing the dangers of what happens when its cherished tradition is jeopardized. In the name of combating Communism liberties were jettisoned, while the art of stool pigeon information dissemination reached a feverish pitch during Hollywood's blacklist period beginning shortly after World War Two with the advent of the Cold War.
Reviews: 7
Use_Death
A surprisingly well written book! It was published in the same year that five burglars were arrested for breaking into the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C...! Decades of congressional hearings were more punitive and destructive to careers in theater, movies, and television, than were useful in crafting legislation to enhance our national security. The alarmist and reactionary hysteria over communist party influence in the entertainment industry by the federal congress is embarrassing at best and shameful at worst to all Americans. Unlike the Watergate hearings, no good and useful legislation ever emerged from these hearings.

One conclusion I formed after reading this book is that we need to take more responsibility and show more wisdom in voting for candidates running for political office. Has anyone in the federal congress read this book?
Wohald
I am old enough to remember the McCarthy "witch hunts" and the chaos it created, especially in the entertainment industry. I am shocked, when talking to the young people of today to find out they know next to nothing of this era in Ameican history. As one sage once said, "Those that don't know their history are condemned to repeat it."

Robert Vaughn was a popular actor later 40 years of the 20th century. He earned his Ph.D during his earlies popularity on TV. This book is his published Doctoral Thesis. Vaughn was raised in a theatrical family, and created several iconic roles during the 1960s and 1970s. Being part of the era of the Joseph McCarthy "witch hunts" that did great and undeserved damage to the entertainment industry to which Vaughn has been a part for hs entire life gave him access to much relevant and pertinent information on his subject. Vaughn has an intelligent, but accessible writing style that renders his subject intersting beyond the facts he presents and his own theatrical history.

I was delighted to find this book and Vaughn's autobiography in the Amazon listings, and I would gladly encourge anyone who is interested in show business in general, Television history, the McCarthy era, or the impact of McCartyism on th entertainment industry would find this book of information not found in detail elsewhere.
Gavinranadar
Very interesting book. I hadn't even heard of it until someone mentioned it when Robert Vaughn passed away. So glad I purchased it - really timely.
Fast Lovebird
Outstanding book.
Sermak Light
After years of having heard about the blacklisting era, I was surprised that so much more was involved. This book should be required reading for all high school and college students. The depth of the book was overwhelming. I had always thought that period of history was restricted to the 1950's, but it began long before that. Robert Vaughn writes with such eloquence on the subject that you hold onto every written word. I read the entire book in one day. It is fascinating. There was so much I never knew about this dark time in history. The innocent who's lives were destroyed and the guilty who slipped thru the cracks. BRAVO!
allegro
If there is fear and uncertainty in ones life they become easier to deal with if one can find a common enemy to blame. This enemy may be a person or organization. In the late 1930's through the 1940's the House Committee on Unamerican Activities chose the communist party's influence in both the movie and theater communities.
Learning about this shameful period in our history is important. If we see the kind of harm this kind of thinking caused this might prevent this same thing from happening again.
Mr. Vaughn's ability to access information from people involved gives the reader an added insight to the harm the committee caused.
Hilarious Kangaroo
A strong, detailed account of the Hollywood Blacklist. I first read this book for a Jurisprudence class in '72 and recently re-read it and still could not put it down. Vaughn makes a thorough and insightful case for why we should never forget.
Robert Vaughn's "Only Victims" is a necessary book with a necessary goal -- stressing the importance of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and citing the dangers of what happens when its cherished tradition is jeopardized. In the name of combatting Communism liberties were jettisoned while the art of stool pigeon information dissemination reached a feverish pitch during Hollywood's blacklist period beginning shortly after World War Two with the advent of the Cold War.
The title of the book, which was the famous actor and author's doctoral dissertation at the University of Southern California, was taken from a statement by Dalton Trumbo that the blacklist period produced "only victims." Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten. The Danbury, Connecticut prison facility to which he was sent for failing to name names of alleged "subversives" he encountered had another notable prisoner at the same time Trumbo was incarcerated, former Congressman Parnell Thomas, chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, before which the screenwriter appeared.
In addition to ruining careers of many film industry people, the widespread crackdown on writers threatened an industry brain drain which led to some crafty countermeasures. Pierre Boule, who did not understand a word of English, received a Best Screenplay Oscar for adapting his novel, "Bridge on the River Kwai," to the screen. Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, both blacklistees, actually wrote the screenplay. Trumbo wrote the screenplay for "The Brave One" as Robert Rich. It was a 1956 release and the Oscar won by "Rich" sat on an Academy of Arts and Sciences shelf until Trumbo claimed it almost twenty years later in 1975.
Robert Vaughn performed with gusto and sophistication as television's successful "Mister Uncle" series in the sixties. He performs with equal gusto and sophistication as an author, using his exhaustive research to write a thoughtful work about an important topic and period of American history.