The Hollywood Blacklist, Screenwriters and Free Expression Under Attack
by Larry Ceplair
The current screenwriters' strike is occasion to look back at the targeting of writers by HUAC in the 1950s, the politics of moral panic, and the impact of political fear on the content of popular culture.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter
Blacklisted Actress Marsha Hunt Dies at 104
Hunt's participation in the Committee for the First Amendment, which questioned the activities of the House Unamerican Activities Committee in 1947, led to her blacklisting.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Forgotten Film That Paved The Way For This Year’s Oscars Contenders
by Rebecca Prime
For the 1968 film "Uptight!," white director Jules Dassin enlisted Ruby Dee and Julian Mayfield to remake the 1935 film "The Informer" around the Black Panther Party, a move which drew on all three principals' experiences with surveillance over political activism and provoked a sabotage effort by the FBI.
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