New York: Counterattack, (1950). First edition. Paperback. Octavo. 213 pages. Very good, some light soil, wear and toning to covers.
A landmark in McCarthy-era blacklisting in the entertainment industry. Published in June of 1950, Red Channels listed the names of 151 actors, musicians, authors, and entertainers who it deemed to be Communist sympathizers or liberal dupes. People like Dorothy Parker, Orson Welles, Leonard Bernstein, and Dashiell Hammett are listed. The listings contain the basis and reasons for each person's inclusion on the list. Also contains a detailed listing of similarly suspected organizations.
Red Channels had a significant impact. Many of these people were already being denied work, but inclusion on this amounted to formalized blacklisting in the entertainment industry.