2nd October 2019


Why were the Hollywood 10 blacklisted?

The following ten individuals were cited for contempt of Congress and blacklisted after refusing to answer questions about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party: Alvah Bessie, screenwriter. Herbert Biberman, screenwriter and director. Ring Lardner Jr., screenwriter.

What were the Hollywood Ten and Hollywood blacklist?

The Hollywood blacklist - as the broader entertainment industry blacklist is generally known - was the practice of denying employment to screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other American entertainment professionals during the mid-20th century because they were accused of having Communist ties or
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