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Long live the Reds? The unlucky legacy of the Hollywood blacklist

by Danielle Berrin

Posted on Aug. 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Danielle Berrin

Danielle Berrin

Too often these days we hear the tireless phrase “They just don’t make ’em like they used to” when it comes to the movies.

Film historian David Spaner blames the blacklist.

In his new book, “Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film,” Spaner makes the case that the corporate values underpinning Hollywood’s political perfidy in the 1950s are to blame for a sustained assault on creative freedom — and perhaps, freedom in general — in the movie business.

Read more at jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew.

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