The Hollywood Blacklist

GUESTS: Howie Shovovitz/ Film Critic, Colorado Public Radio Lecturer, University of Colorado at Boulder. Larry Ceplair/ Co-Author, The Inquisition in Hollywood (Anchor-Doubleday, 1980); Professor of History, Santa Monica College Fifty years ago this month, two U.S. congressmen started questioning Hollywood producers and actors about their colleagues' possible involvement with the Communist party. The investigation led to the establishment of both The House Committee on Un-American Activities and the "blacklist." With the help of some industry insiders, the Committee made sure that those on the list were denied work. Join Melinda Penkava for a discussion about blacklisting, censorship and new efforts to credit the work of the artists who lost their careers.



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