The Gordon File

A Screenwriter Recalls Twenty Years of FBI Surveillance Bernard Gordon. I also
wrote some ... I would have expected the FBI to show eager interest in my work
as an investigator, but I find no mention of this in the files. Either they missed it, ...

Author: Bernard Gordon

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292728433

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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"Most Americans imagine, I think, that the government agencies charged with national security are at least well intentioned and reasonably competent, but this book will shatter their illusions on both counts. It might also cause them to think twice about some of the programs for collecting 'intelligence' and 'information' that have been proposed for the current 'war against terrorism.' Although The Gordon File tells a story that comes to an end around 1970, the lesson could hardly be more timely than it is today." —Fred Haines, a filmmaker whose credits include Ulysses and Steppenwolf For twenty-six years, the FBI devoted countless hours of staff time and thousands of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the surveillance of an American citizen named Bernard Gordon. Given the lavish use of resources, one might assume this man was a threat to national security or perhaps a kingpin of organized crime—not a Hollywood screenwriter whose most subversive act was joining the Communist Party during the 1940s when we were allied with the USSR in a war against Germany. For this honest act of political dissent, Gordon came to be investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952, blacklisted by the Hollywood film industry, and tailed by the FBI for over two decades. In The Gordon File, Bernard Gordon tells the compelling, cautionary story of his life under Bureau surveillance. Drawing on his FBI file of over 300 pages, which he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, he traces how the Bureau followed him from Hollywood to Mexico, Paris, London, Rome, and even aboard a Dutch freighter as he created an unusually successful, albeit uncredited, career as a screenwriter and producer during the blacklist years. Comparing his actual activities during that time to records in the file, he pointedly and often humorously underscores how often the FBI got it wrong, from the smallest details of his life to the main fact of his not being a threat to national security. Most important, Gordon links his personal experience to the headlines of today, when the FBI is again assuming broad powers to monitor political dissidents it deems a threat to the nation. "Is it possible," he asks, "that books like this will help to move our investigative agencies from the job of blackmailing those who are critical of our imperfect democracy to arresting those who are truly out to destroy us?"

The Gordon File

In The Gordon File, Bernard Gordon tells the compelling, cautionary story of his life under Bureau surveillance.

Author: Bernard Gordon

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292744257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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For twenty-six years, the FBI devoted countless hours of staff time and thousands of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the surveillance of an American citizen named Bernard Gordon. Given the lavish use of resources, one might assume this man was a threat to national security or perhaps a kingpin of organized crime—not a Hollywood screenwriter whose most subversive act was joining the Communist Party during the 1940s when we were allied with the USSR in a war against Germany. For this honest act of political dissent, Gordon came to be investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952, blacklisted by the Hollywood film industry, and tailed by the FBI for over two decades. In The Gordon File, Bernard Gordon tells the compelling, cautionary story of his life under Bureau surveillance. Drawing on his FBI file of over 300 pages, which he obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, he traces how the Bureau followed him from Hollywood to Mexico, Paris, London, Rome, and even aboard a Dutch freighter as he created an unusually successful, albeit uncredited, career as a screenwriter and producer during the blacklist years. Comparing his actual activities during that time to records in the file, he pointedly and often humorously underscores how often the FBI got it wrong, from the smallest details of his life to the main fact of his not being a threat to national security. Most important, Gordon links his personal experience to the headlines of today, when the FBI is again assuming broad powers to monitor political dissidents it deems a threat to the nation. "Is it possible," he asks, "that books like this will help to move our investigative agencies from the job of blackmailing those who are critical of our imperfect democracy to arresting those who are truly out to destroy us?"

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ISBN: UOM:39015056072740

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Vols. for 1970-71 includes manufacturers' catalogs.

Open File Report

Water years 1981 and 1982 at the USGS station near Vaughn ( Gordon ) provide
a sharp contrast in the mechanism of sediment transport . Water year 1981 had a
slightly lower total annual discharge , but the peak flow was over two times ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210006463523

Category: Geology

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The Hospital Purchasing File

N. J. Section FB NATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT AND
SUPPLIES See Hospital Equipment and Supply Dealers Page 253 NEBULIZERS
: INCUBATOR Armstrong Co. , Inc. , The Gordon , Cleveland 15 , Ohio Ohio ...

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ISBN: CHI:22489954

Category: Hospitals

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Privacy Law

25 at Gordon ' s that was ultimately charged off as a bad debt . When Gordon ' s
voluntarily reported the bad debt , SARMA placed the information and a
derogatory credit rating into file number 5867114 , without any identifying social
security ...

Author: Richard C. Turkington

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060709578

Category: Law

Page: 1074

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Provides in-depth examination of privacy issues relating to the Internet, drugs and alcohol, HIV and DNA testing, ambush journalism, and e-mail and voice mail. The book also contains edited appellate opinions, key statutes, and excerpts from law journals and other scholarly articles and books. Includes ethical, political, and social science perspectives of privacy. The book takes a broad approach to prepare students with the tools and understanding to analyze the prospect for successful prosecution, defense, and evaluation of individual privacy claims.

Facts on File

... Dr. Robert Heads Synagoglie Council 11-10 , 368D GORDON , Colin Wing
Derwent Award 5-9 , 155P GORDON , Dr. E. F. ( Mazumbo ) Loses election 0-2-6
-4 , 1786 GORDON , Jacques Dies 9-15 , 303P GORDON , Joo Series homer 10-
11 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951001412483F

Category: Current events

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Gordon Graham

File containsbrochure and photocopied press photographs.

Author: Gordan Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1062390664

Category: Magicians

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File containsbrochure and photocopied press photographs.

Nothing Personal

Rick threw the Gordon file on a side table and reached for the next one . Larry
Horton had been Rick ' s first rape case . Rick flipped through the file . He found a
transcript of the cross - examination . He had asked his secretary to come to court
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Author: Seymour Wishman

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: UOM:39015002668864

Category:

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Cases Adjudged

Gordon County * * * comes before the Commission seeking renewal at a time
when it is already operating on a probationary one - year renewal engendered ,
at least in part . by consistent failure to file annual financial reports within the time
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Author: United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5175099

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Federal supplement First Series

still be required to show : ( 1 ) a substantial some of which merely came from
Gordon's relationship between the subject matter of files without explanation .
The envelopes the prior representation and the issues in clearly show that Coal
Pool ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4444008

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