Hollywood Reporter looks back to the blacklist

December 2, 2012

News photograph of the Hollywood Ten, the original victims of the Hollywood blacklist, with two of their lawyers (November 1947). Front row (from left): Herbert Biberman, attorneys Martin Popper and Robert W. Kenny, Albert Maltz, Lester Cole. Middle row: Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Samuel Ornitz. Back row: Ring Lardner Jr., Edward Dmytryk, Adrian Scott.

The latest issue of Hollywood Reporter is dedicated to the blacklist, and includes in addition to several articles a five-minute video with interviews. Among those blacklisted, the “Hollywood Ten,” was Lincoln Brigade veteran Alvah Bessie.


2 Responses to “ Hollywood Reporter looks back to the blacklist ”

  1. D.L. Chaban-Delmas on December 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    There were many many other Hollywood writers and lesser-known other film related people who were blacklisted, lives ruined.

  2. richard tansey on August 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Communist [CPUSA ?] Attorney Martin Popper allegedly was employed by parents [Nathan H.Schwerner/Anne Siegel] of slain civil rights activist Mickey Schwerner in late June, 1964 as family attorney.