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LOEB, Philip]
FILM AND TELEVISION] [HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST] [LABOR] Small grouping of items relating to Philip Loeb, blacklisted actor and labor organizer
A small grouping of items relating to the life of Philip Loeb, an actor best known for his radio work on the hit program "The Goldbergs." The collection likely comes from another actor named John Most, as his name appears on several of these documents. Loeb was accused of being a communist in 1950 and was subsequently blacklisted. Loeb steadfastly denied communist sympathies, but the blow to his professional life was too much to bear, and Loeb commited suicide in a hotel room in New York in 1955. Included are two postcard-sized photographic prints of Loeb watching a rehearsal of a play he was directing on Broadway, "The Three Sisters," by Chekhov; an 8" x 15" program for that same play; an an 8" x 10" portrait of Loeb, inscribed by him to Johnny Most; a program for a play produced by Loeb entitled "Common to the Trade" (about 7.5" x 11"); some news clippings of Loeb's untimely death; and, perhaps most interestingly, a small postcard depicting First National Studios in Hollywood, with a small note from Loeb on the back, adressed to Most: "the colored ones are those I have organized. Love, Phil." Loeb had a long career as an officer in the Actor's Equity Association, now over a century old, and one of the most consistently radical unions in the entertinment world, having stood for integration in the 1940s, and steadfastly against McCarthyism in the 1950s (while the Screen Actor's Guild has a much more checkered history). Condition varies from good to very good, with general age-toning to some documents, some old tape or glue residue on the reverse of some pieces, but the coll … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company, IOBA [Lakewood, OH, U.S.A.]

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