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Alvah Bessie


Who is Alvah Bessie?

Alvah Bessie: Alvah Cecil Bessie was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was imprisoned for ten months and blacklisted by the movie studio bosses for being one of the group known as the Hollywood Ten.

  • also known as Alvah Cecil Bessie
  • born on (111 years ago) in New York City
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) at Columbia University between and (4 years)
  • profession: Screenwriter
  • Marriage with Mary Besie
  • parent of
  • died on (30 years ago) in Terra Linda, San Rafael, California
  • written works: "Men in battle", "Dwell in the wilderness", "Bread and a stone", "Spain again", "Alvah Bessie's Short fictions", "Inquisition in Eden", "The Soviet people at war", "The un-Americans", "The symbol", "This is your enemy", "The heart of Spain"
  • filmography: "Spain Again"
  • films written:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Fiction)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Story - "Objective, Burma!"

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Google previewHollywood's War with Poland, 1939-1945 (2011)

by M.B.B. Biskupski

Alvah Bessie is a case in point. A vocal political radical and member of the Communist Party, Bessie went to Spain in the 1930s to fight in the International Brigades and returned to become the film reviewer for the party's journal, New Masses.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of American Scandal (2001)

by George C. Kohn

Kenny; and writers Alvah Bessie, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, and Lester Cole. Rear ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era (2008)

by Neil A. Wynn

The 10 individuals included Dalton Trumbo, Alvah Bessie, Herbert BiverHOOVER, HERBERT CLARK Q 205 man, Lester Cole ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2014)

by Alexandra Kindell, Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.

Biberman, and screenwriters Lester Cole, Alvah Bessie, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Dalton Trumbo, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Cold War (2013)

by Ruud van Dijk, William Glenn Gray, Svetlana Savranskaya, Jeremi Suri, Qiang Zhai

Only ten actually testified, andthese became known as the “Hollywood Ten”: Alvah Bessie, Herbert Bieberman, Lester Cole,Edward Dmytryk, RingLardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, SamuelOrnitz, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2015)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C Schlup

Sam Ornitz, Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, John Howard Lawson, and Albert Maltz, film directors Edward Dmytryk and Herbert Biberman, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of New Media (1999)

The New Digital World: Video, Audio, Print : Film, Television, DVD, Home Theatre, Satellite, Digital Photography, Wireless, Super CD, Internet by James Monaco

The Ten: Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr, John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo. Hologram, Holography • Holography is a system of photography ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Congress (2009)

by Robert E. Dewhirst, John David Rausch

The remaining 10 hostile witnesses called (director Edward Dmytryk and screenwriters John Lawson, Dalton Trumbo, Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie, Samuel Ornintz, Herbert Biber- man, Adrian Scott, Ring Lardner, Jr., and Lester Cole) refused to ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

The Ten— Alvah Bessie, Herbert ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

The Ten — Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman. Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk. Ring Lardner. Jr.. John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz. Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo — were charged with contempt of Congress and given prison ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics (2005)

The Left and the Right by Rodney P. Carlisle

Second row: Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Samuel Ornitz. Back row: Ring Lardner, Jr., Edward Dmytryk, Adrian Scott. In one of those cruel ironies of history, John Parnell Thomas, the man who had curtailed the careers ...

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That's what the cat said to the canary when he swallowed him - 'You'll be all right.' (Alvah Bessie)
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