Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy

Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy

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The true story of a spy in the golden age of Hollywood.

Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s. He was the Academy Award - nominated head of music at Paramount, and a producer of films starring Laurel and Hardy and Fred Astaire. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence.

In Hollywood Double Agent, historian Jonathan Gill untangles the extraordinary life of Stalin's man in Hollywood and weaves a tale of assignments at the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the iron curtain. Military secrets, compromising information on prominent Americans, even a push to swing a presidential election to the Kremlin's favorite were all in play, but in 1947, Boris flipped, taking on a leading role in a deadly serious tale. This is a remarkable story of Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War.
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ISBN: 9781419747915

Published Date: January 1, 2020

Publisher: Abrams Books

Language: English

Page Count: 323

Size: 8.84" l x 5.70" w x 0.94" h