The Hollywood Blacklist refers to a period during the 40s and 50s in America’s entertainment industry where a committee created by the House of Representatives called the House Un-American Activities Committee was tasked with uncovering communist sympathizers, and other American citizens considered to be disloyal to the values and principles of the American government. Considering the United States’ cold war with Russia was in full swing by the end of the 40s, some in the American government thought that members of the Hollywood film industry were trying to sneak communist propaganda into films and Hollywood labor practices.
Support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinematyler
This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.
“I’m No Communist” by Humphrey Bogart
“Sinking Feeling” by Jesse Spillane