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Rouverol, Jean, Butler, Hugo, 1914-1968, Screenwriters - United States - Biography, Blacklisting of authors - United States.

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Jean Rouverol and her husband, Hugo Butler, are juggling the demands of raising four young children and furthering their careers as screenwriters

Jean Rouverol and her husband, Hugo Butler, are juggling the demands of raising four young children and furthering their careers as screenwriters. But thanks to their well-known 1940s leftist affiliations, Rouverol and Butler cannot fly under the radar of those larger events.

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Jean Rouverol (July 8, 1916 – March 24, 2017) was an American author, actress and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s

Jean Rouverol (July 8, 1916 – March 24, 2017) was an American author, actress and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s. Rouverol was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of playwright Aurania Rouverol (1886–1955), who created Andy Hardy and wrote many of the films in the MGM series

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Refugees from Repression. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. Jean Rouverol has written here a rather readable personal history of a very public assault on civil liberties (such as they were and are in the US) during the post-WWII Red Scare

It is the early spring of 1951 in Hollywood. Jean Rouverol and her husband, Hugo Butler, are juggling the demands of raising four young children and furthering their careers as screenwriters.

Refugees from Hollywood by Jean Rouverol, University of New Mexico Press . Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Refugees from Hollywood. A Journal of the Blacklist Years.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. October 17, 2019 History. Published by University of New Mexico Press, University of New Mexico Press in S. l. Subjects. Biography, Blacklisting of authors, Screenwriters, Communism.

Rouverol wrote several books, including a biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a book about writing for daytime dramas and, in 2000, Refugees From Hollywood: A Journal of the Blacklist Years. Survivors include her children Michael, Susan, Mary, Emily, Debbie and Becky Butler, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The author recalls the years she and her husband spent in Mexico after fleeing Hollywood in fear of subpoena by the Un-American Affairs Committee, and describes raising their children and re-establishing their careers in exile.

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Nikobar
A wonderful book among a shelf full of similar tales of American lives in Mexico in the 1950s. My family lived outside Mexico City, in the mountains, in 1951-53 in a place that no longer exists. We were refugees from some kind of demon of my father's that was not Senator McC. and his committee, but our routines were not dissimilar. I was looking for references to classmates at The American School Foundation and am happy to have found a few here. But much more: Rouverol's daytime shows written for media back in the States must have been very good if her writing here is a sign. The book is well-ordered, lucid, amusing, detailed where one wants detail and not where not, an excellent beginning and a suitable ending wrapped around them. The book should be allowed to stay in print for being both interesting and part of the historical record.
Leyl
This is a wonderful first-hand account of the Butler family's experience during the Black List period. Jean is an excellent writer and brings so much personal insight into the story and follows up on what happened to various of those she write about at the end of the book. Recommend it as both a good read and thought provoking journal of what has happened and what can happen again.
Ramsey`s
I was a senior at the University of Southern California in 1996. Having majored in Print Journalism with an emphasis on Cinema-TV, I was free to fill up my schedule with whatever I thought sounded interesting. When I saw Soap Opera Writing was open to less than 12 students, I was one of the first to register much to my mother's chagrin. "Is that what I'm paying for?" she repeated. The class sat around a table with the instructor at the head. I had no idea who Jean Rouverol was except for the older lady that seemed pleasant enough. At the time, I hadn't yet seen what became some of my favorite examples of classical Hollywood cinema, i.e. Stage Door and Autumn Leaves. In the former, Jean plays one of the chorines in the boarding house but goes largely unnoticed next to the stage presence of Ginger Rogers and Katherine Hepburn chewing up the scenery. She actually co-wrote Joan Crawford's Autumn Leaves but left her name off the credits because she and her husband Hugo had been blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC, a product of McCarthyism. I was barely 22 and although I thought myself more mature than my peers, when I realize how clueless I was back then to have missed the opportunity to appreciate being in her class, I shudder. Jean assigned us to write several scenes and as a Journalism major, I was not in the habit of writing for film or television. She critiqued my scene as "much too expository". I spelled everything out without any hint of nuance, I laugh when I think how totally out-of-place I was in that class and admit I took it for the glamour factor of writing for soap operas. Jean took us on a field trip to the set of General Hospital which was a self-contained industry in its own building. Each floor devoted its own purpose to developing the show. The writers sat around conference tables behind closed doors on the 5th floor. Rouverol explained that storylines typically take six weeks to run themselves out but the writers must have a dozen or more subplots at the ready to veer off of. The story department was intense due to the need to remember the vast arcs from the show's history and how each character related to whom. The actual set was mini-stage on wheels that opened according to whatever scene was needed. A living room could be scrunched together while a cafe was being used on the other side as it all revolved around. I saw Tony Geary, the oldest original character as Luke Spencer frolicking on set. The show sent limousines to pick the cast up for work every morning. I was star struck and honored to be shepherded by Jean Rouverol, who knew everyone in the building by name. I understood that she had been one of the first writers of the soap medium with Guiding Light but had yet to realize the grasp of her influence.
TheFresh
Jean Rouverol has written here a rather readable personal history of a very public assault on civil liberties (such as they were and are in the US) during the post-WWII Red Scare.
While it does not appear to have been her intention to delve into the politics of the period except as it pertained to women in general and her family (and the expatriate community in Mexico) in particular, especially during the blacklist, the inquiring reader is left wondering, for example, what happened to Rouverol's husband, screenwriter Hugo Butler, perhaps during their Mexican exile, to lead him to celebrate the display of Italian Communist Party banners in Rome even as he wishes that Party to lose the 1960 parliamentary election in Italy -- he, like his wife, having been a member of the Communist Party USA. But then, she tied up the loose ends of her family's Mexican experience somewhat hastily, leaving one to speculate as to whether Butler's political regression was a result of his overall mental deterioration -- a condition Rouverol noted. Nevertheless, her detailed account of their life in Mexico -- the focus of the book -- makes this a worthwhile record of survival during an intensely repressive time.
Braendo
Jean Rouverol recreates those traumatic years with sensitivity, care and love. With a young family she and her husband not only managed to get away from, (rather than escape), the harrassment of anti-communism in Hollywood but also managed to create a new and productive live in Mexico. Her prose is crisp and very readable.Her sense of humour never fails. Her message is clear- if you believe in it you can do it! One of the few books I have read cover to cover in one sitting.
Goktilar
I was a teenager at Hollywood High during these dark years. Struggling to understand the turmoil and politics that my family was living through. Each day I saw the pain my loving, idealistic father was enduring as more and more of his friends and coworkers became ensnared in the stupid net of fear and accusation that was spreading through his industry.
Jean's story of their quick decision to slip across the border with their children and their day to day challenges of providing a good education and rich family life as exiles makes great reading.
Refugees from Hollywood: A Journal of the Blacklist Years download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Jean Rouverol
ISBN: 0826322662
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
Pages: 277 pages