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Aram Goudsouzian

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828434

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian

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Black Lists (1951–1954)

Black Lists (1951–1954)

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(p.84) Chapter 5 Black Lists (1951–1954)
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Sidney Poitier
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Aram Goudsouzian

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.9

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1951–1954. These include the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC) investigation of black singer and actor Paul Robeson, which undergirded the film industry's new anti-Communist practices; Sidney's marriage to dancer and model Juanita Hardy; his presence in America's most radical social circles in the 1950s; and his roles in films such as Red Ball Express, Go, Man, Go!, and The Blackboard Jungle.

Keywords:   marriage, Juanita Hardy, films, HUAC

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