His symphonies, ballet and film scores, songs and choral works became the American classical style, combining his formal studies of music with popular American genres such as folk and jazz.
Director Jay Roach, known for lighter fare, has taken on a heady subject, no less than the most famous communist in Hollywood history -- Dalton Trumbo.
The manuscripts in question: Mesches' FBI file, 1945 to 1972; Arny, as he calls himself, is 91.
A wonderful book that reveals and celebrates the life of an exceptional man who left a majestic and lasting legacy to the world.
Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.
In Dennis Broe's "Film Noir, American Workers and Postwar Hollywood," there is an attempt to categorize the film noir movies of different time periods.
The award-winning drama Finks is a fictionalized play by Joe Gilford based on the lives of his actor/comedian parents, Jack and Madeline Lee Gilford, who were victims of the McCarthy-era blacklist.