Hollywood - Red, White & Blue

by Roy Schreiber

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During the Red Scare of the 1950s, not only the Hollywood famous lost their jobs. Thousands of ordinary people lost their jobs too. This is the story of one such ordinary family. It was one of the few that fought back and won.

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: No profanity or censor words
Sexual Content: Sexual acts implied but not described
Target Audience Age/Stage of Life: Everyone (no target age)
Violence: None


Geography: North America
Realism: A true story to the best of the author's knowledge
Setting Type: Urban (city)
Time Period: 1950 - 1959

Main Character

Age: Other or N/A
Gender: Other or N/A
Race: Caucasian European
Religion: Jewish
Sexual Preference: Irrelevant or N/A

Styles & Themes

Humor: Moments of levity
Inspires Reader to Feel: N/A or None of the above
Mysteries & Puzzles: Modest mystery element(s) to story
Pacing: Time to savor, deliberate
Physical Action: Negligible physical action
Political/Social Commentary: Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level
Romance: Minor romance, not a significant story driver
Genre Political
Political/Social Commentary:
  • Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level
  • Geopolitical factors major theme at an international level
  • Story includes metaphors for social or political theme(s)
  • Story is intended as metaphor for social or political theme(s)


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About the author

Roy Schreiber

Every since my teenage years, biography has been one of my interests. As a history professor I wrote biographies of historical figures, including Captain Bligh of the Bounty. For Hollywood - Red, White and Blue I turned my biographical interests toward members of my family who led lives that turned out to be more adventurous than they had planned.