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

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

Author: Jonathan Gill
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Book Title
Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy
Author
Jonathan Gill
ISBN
9781419740091
The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s. The head of music at Paramount, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these successes were a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War--Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence. Morros's assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the iron curtain. The high-level intel he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans: his friends. But in 1947, Morros flipped. At the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly tale. Jonathan Gill's Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Jonathan GillPublisher: Abrams PressPublished: 04/07/2020ISBN: 9781419740091Pages: 336Weight: 1.45lbsSize: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 103Shelf Awareness 04/07/2020
The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent

Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s. The head of music at Paramount, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these successes were a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War--Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence.

Morros's assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the iron curtain. The high-level intel he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans: his friends. But in 1947, Morros flipped. At the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly tale. Jonathan Gill's Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jonathan Gill
Publisher: Abrams Press
Published: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9781419740091
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 103
Shelf Awareness 04/07/2020
The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent

Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s. The head of music at Paramount, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these successes were a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War--Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence.

Morros's assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the iron curtain. The high-level intel he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans: his friends. But in 1947, Morros flipped. At the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly tale. Jonathan Gill's Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jonathan Gill
Publisher: Abrams Press
Published: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9781419740091
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2020
Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 103
Shelf Awareness 04/07/2020