The Radical Hannah Weinstein

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Hannah Weinstein was a blacklisted writer who left the US in 1950 with her three young daughters and founded Sapphire Films in England, a company that went on to inaugurate the costume drama craze of the fifties before returning to the US in the 1960s and, with Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones, and Rita Moreno, founding Third World Cinema Corporation. Her daughter Paula became a successful movie producer and studio executive in the US. Julia Bricklin's recent book on Hannah Weinstein, Red Sapphire, offers an eloquent and excellent account of her life.