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Rick Winston: The Hollywood Blacklist

Mount Holly Town Library
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In the late 1940s through the early 1960s, many screenwriters, directors, and actors were victims of the Red Scare. They were rendered unemployable due to their refusal to testify before Congressional committees or refusal to inform on others. Film expert Rick Winston will explore the origins of the blacklist in Hollywood's labor unrest and what led to its ultimate end, showing clips from films that were affected by the fear that consumed Hollywood, including 'High Noon', 'On the Waterfront', and 'Salt of the Earth'.