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The left side of Paradise the screenwriting of John Howard Lawson by Gary L. Carr

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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Lawson, John Howard, 1894-,
  • Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Blacklisting of authors -- United States.,
  • Motion picture authorship.,
  • Communism -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Gary Carr.
SeriesStudies in cinema ;, no. 26
LC ClassificationsPN1998.A3 L3763 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 117 p. ;
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2840693M
ISBN 100835715701
LC Control Number84002551

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