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Introduction

Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner

in A Very Dangerous Citizen

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223837
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936928 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223837.003.0001
Introduction

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Abraham Lincoln Polonsky was described as one of the American culture's most intriguing personalities in the twentieth century. He was discovered by Hollywood. He was publicly idolized but privately viewed as a troublemaker, suspected of monstrous plans, casted out, and finally he had revived from these description by many. His life as a writer, novelist, educator, scriptwriter, and so on would be revealing even if he had never turned to films. A reviewer from the New York Times had noted Polonsky's come back from the bad appearance that he had made was hailed as American film's greatest single loss to McCarthyism.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Polonsky; film; writer; Hollywood

Chapter.  5423 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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