Features Scandalous Hollywood: The Hollywood Blacklist Published 2 years ago on April 5, 2017 The Headline: Witch-Hunt ruins hundreds of careers; Artists inform on each other in anti-Communist crusade. In the late ’40s and early ’50s was a time of rabid anti-Communist feeling in the United States, largely because of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Before Sen. Joseph McCarthy launched his own witch-hunt, the HUAC focused much of its efforts on the entertainment industry. The committee’s search for alleged Communists and Communist sympathizers marked a low point in the history of America–and Hollywood. Some 100 entertainment figures were summoned before the committee, and nearly one-third named names. In all, informers such as actors Lee J. Cobb and Sterling Hayden, director Elia Kazan, playwright Clifford Odets and screenwriter Budd Schulberg singled out more than 300 people. The rest refused to incriminate themselves or others and were blacklisted–meaning they became unemployable. This group included actors Herschel Bernardi, Zero Mostel and Paul Robeson, novelist Dashiell Hammett, playwrights Lillian Hellman and Arthur Miller, and director Joseph Losey. Some, like screenwriters Ring Lardner Jr. and Dalton Trumbo, went to prison. Others moved out of the country or worked under pseudonyms. The unofficial end of the blacklist came in 1960 when director Otto Preminger openly hired Trumbo to write Exodus and Kirk Douglas insisted Trumbo be used for Spartacus. But the divisiveness lasted. Witness the 1999 controversy over the honorary Oscar for 89-year-old Kazan. Protestors picketed the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion before the show, and many audience members refused to applaud Kazan’s appearance. Scandalous Hollywood Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Strike Back: Season 7 Episode 5 (Cinemax Fri 22 Feb 2019) Episode 5: Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza... Episodes21 hours ago Don’t Be Tardy: Loaded Statement (S7EP3 Bravo Fri 22 Sep 2019) Loaded Statement: The Biermanns get serious about defending themselves and decide to attend a gun safety course after a break-in... Episodes21 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... Episodes21 hours ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes21 hours ago Speechless: G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT (S3EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT: When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago The Blacklist: Marko Jankowics (S6EP8 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Marko Jankowics: When Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) search for a woman who may know a... Episodes21 hours ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... Episodes21 hours ago Last Man Standing: Arrest Her Development (S7EP15 FOX Fri 22 Feb 2019) Arrest Her Development: Vanessa “helps” Mandy and Kyle look for their first apartment. Meanwhile, Mike is thrilled when Ryan’s good... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.