On tonight’s Which Way, LA?, we hear from Marsha Hunt about being blacklisted and the Hollywood Reporter apology.

This week’s Hollywood Reporter carries the story, “The Most Sinful Period in Hollywood History,” about that publication’s role in the anti-Communist witch-hunt that led to the blacklisting of movie stars, writers and others who refused to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities.  Accompanying the story is an apology from Willie Wilkerson, whose father founded the Hollywood Reporter itself — and then used it to name alleged Communist sympathizers, ruining many careers.

On tonight’s “Which Way, LA?,” Warren Olney asked Marsha Hunt, 95, a former screen star and a surviving victim of the blacklist, what the apology meant to her. Here’s her response:

Joining Marsha Hunt on today’s show is historian Kevin Starr and Willie Wilkerson III, the son of the Hollywood Reporter’s founder and author of the apology. The full show is here:

KCRW Radio App TuneIn Stitcher SoundCloud iTunes
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

2 Comments »

  • The Hollywood (Reporter’s) Blacklist | Matt's Movies said:

    [...] son and blacklisted actress March Hunt on KCRW’s Which Way, LA? – Click HERE. Ronald Reagan, then SAG president, a friendly HUAC witness, Oct. 23, [...]

  • baby bed for traveling said:

    I believe other sorts of online site owners should look at this kind of homepage as a model. Unbelievably clean and user friendly design and style, including awesome subject matter! You are experienced when it comes to this niche :)

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY