Hollywood, California: American Russian Institute, January, 1947. 8vo, eight unnumbered mimeograph pages in printed wrappers. Folded, as for mailing, small hole and rust stain at the fold on front wrapper; delicate but sound. Item #206304
Scarce little cultural propaganda publication issued by the American Russian Institute of Southern California, whose board of directors included the soon-to-be blacklisted screenwriter Alvah Bessie and Russian-born director Lewis Milestone. Although Milestone, like Bessie, refused to name names of Hollywood communists when summoned in the infamous HUAC hearings, he was able to avoid the blacklist. This publication contains reports on violinist Yehudi Menuhin's visit to Moscow, and other music reviews; reports on science and medicine in the USSR, and a piece on Soviet cinema, along with brief announcements and notes. The wrappers include photographs on inside and outside. Not recorded in OCLC.