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SF Presentation/Screening Hollywood Blacklist Program And Labor Hollywood Blacklist Program
Date Saturday March 21
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
CCSF City College Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St. Rm 253.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLaborFest
3/21 SF Presentation Hollywood Blacklist Program And Labor
Hollywood Blacklist Program And Labor
Presentation With Rick Winston From Vermont

Saturday March 21 from 2PM to 4:00 PM on the Mission Campus which is located at
CCSF City College Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St. Rm 253.

Hollywood Blacklist Program And Labor
Presentation With Rick Winston From Vermont


1 – Origins of the blacklist in Hollywood labor struggles, and the founding of the Screen Writers’ Guild.

Clips from some films by writers soon to be blacklisted:
Crossfire (one of the few films to deal with anti-Semitism)
Body and Soul (working-class portrayal)
The House I Live In (plea for tolerance)

2 – Hollywood hearings of 1947; “Hollywood 10” taking the First Amendment, and creation of the blacklist

Clips from “friendly testimony” (Adolphe Menjou, Walt Disney) and “unfriendly” (Edward Dmytryk, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo)

3 – Second round of Hollywood hearings 1950 – what were the choices of those called?

Refusing to inform – clip from “High Noon”
Deciding to inform – “On the Waterfront” and the role of Kazan and Schulberg
Exile in Europe or Mexico – clip from “Guilty by Suspicion”
Writing under assumed name – clip from “The Front”

4 – “Salt of the Earth,” the only blacklisted film

Background and two clips of film’s union organizing theme

5 – How the Blacklist ended

Clips from Trumbo talking about “The Brave One” (he won Oscar under assumed name)
Clip from “Spartacus,” Trumbo’s first credit under his real name since 1947

6 – Aftermath

Clips from “Papillon” and “Lonely Are the Brave”
Films that finally were able to make fun of McCarthy – clips from “Manchurian Candidate” and “Dr Strangelove”

Sponsored By
LaborFest http://www.laborfest.net
laborfest [at] laborfest.net
San Francisco City College Labor And Community Studies
https://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/school-and-departments/school-of-behavioral-and-social-sciences/labor.html
Rick Winston
http://rickwinston.org
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 5th, 2015 10:27 AM
§Media Smashing Corporate Media
by LaborFest Thursday Mar 5th, 2015 10:27 AM
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The corporate controlled media in the US was essential to launching the anti-communist witch hunt against labor and activists in the US.
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