Academy Award winning screenwriter, Walter Bernstein on his film The Front. The Front starred Woody Allen and explores what it was like to be a writer on the Hollywood Blacklist during the red scare and McCarthyism. He brings humor and candor to the ordeal that impacted his career for over … Continue reading
Author: Megan O’Toole In the golden age of Hollywood, many film industry employees fueled a stable “studio system” by signing contracts with a select number of major studios. Between the years 1927 to 1963, five large studios including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount Pictures controlled the film industry–creating thousands of efficiently-made movies. … Continue reading
Screenwriter Norman Lear recalls being asked to take credit for the work of blacklisted screenwriters during the 1940's and 1950's. Continue reading
Screenwriter Ring Lardner, Jr. recalls what it was like to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities and explains what life was like as one of the Hollywood Ten.
Hollywood actors and crew members discuss what it was like to be on the Hollywood Blacklist and how being identified as communists changed their careers. Continue reading
Watch director and screenwriter Herbert Biberman attempt to give his testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Continue reading
Actress Betty Garrett recalls what her husband, Larry Parks, went through as an actor on the Hollywood Blacklist and how it affected their lives. Continue reading