LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

LEGACY OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

    Price: $99.95

    Code: 1886
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Judy Chaikin
    1988, color and B&W, 52 mins.
    Purchase: $99.95


    This documentary, hosted and narrated by Burt Lancaster, examines the effects of the highly publicized investigation of the motion picture industry by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), which began in 1947. Many famous writers, directors, actors and producers, suspected of being Communists or having Communist "leanings," were called before the Committee to testify and many subsequently were blacklisted and lost their jobs. The video features archival footage of the hearings, interviews with blacklistees or their surviving family members, and examines the long-lasting effects that the HUAC hearings have had on the film industry, even today, and American society at large.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Nominated for an Emmy, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    * CINE Golden Eagle Award

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