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Cinema Journal (2000) - "We Do Not Ask You to Condone This": How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood




The Hollywood blacklist evolved out of and impacted on a complex set of economic conditions. This essay focuses on the ways in which certain collusive strategies put in place to control the industry workforce in 1947 enabled the studios to regain control over the entertainment marketplace after the Second World War.


  • Includes a brief reference to "Foreign Correspondent" as being one of 17 "war-mongering features" that the 1941 Senate hearings focused their attention on