Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ring Lardner, Jr. Oral History Interview

Here is the first of six segments of a lengthy interview with one of the Hollywood Ten.

You can go to youtube for the remaining segments.

The Way We Were

The Majestic - Peter's Speech

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Joseph Losey inspiration for Scorsese character

Helen Gahagan Douglas - The Pink Lady

Dorothy Comingore, inspiration for Dorothy Nolan in Guilty by Suspicion


Jenny Holzer: Blacklist

Arthur Miller - The Crucible

The Crucible
Written by Arthur Miller
Characters Abigail Williams
Reverend John Hale
Reverend Samuel Parris
John Proctor
Elizabeth Proctor
Thomas Danforth
Mary Warren
John Hathorne
Giles Corey
Date premiered January 22, 1953
Place premiered Martin Beck Theatre, New York City
Original language English
Subject Salem witch trials, McCarthyism
Genre Tragedy, drama
Setting Salem, Massachusetts
IBDB profile
The Crucible is a 1952 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the US government blacklisted accused communists.[1] Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of "contempt of Congress" for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

Student made trailer for film version

Walter Bernstein on Blacklisting and Fronts

Woody Allen's The Front

Warning: Bad language

Zero Mostel by Jim Brochu "Zero Hour"

From the play "Zero Hour" written and performed by Jim Brochu, famed actor Zero Mostel talks about the Hollywood Blacklist and the House Unamerican Activities Committee, and about "Loose Lips," Jerome Robbins who gave names.