Background[ edit ] The Hollywood blacklist was rooted in events of the s and the early s, encompassing the height of the Great Depression and World War II. Two major film industry strikes during the s increased tensions between the Hollywood producers and the unions, particularly the Screen Writers Guild. Under then-chairman Martin Dies, Jr.
As the media began extensive coverage of the proceedings, some writers, producers, and directors became known as the "Hollywood Ten. Due to their lack of cooperation, the House of Representatives voted to 17 to approve contempt citations.
The blacklist eventually grew to names and persisted up to the s. But the witch hunt in Hollywood was not over. A second wave of subpoenas, along with the Mephistophelian "graylist," appeared in They published a magazine, Counterattack, and, in Junethe bible of the graylist, Red Channels: Altogether some people from the entertainment industry were black or graylisted.
The graylist was a supplimentary list of writers and entertainers suspected, sometimes, of no more than lending a name as a "co-sponsor" of an event that was determined to have been "subversive.
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In October , 10 members of the Hollywood film industry publicly denounced the tactics employed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), an investigative committee of the U.S. The Oscar-granting body has made a concerted effort in recent years to diversify its ranks.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued invitations to new members, the Oscar. The House of Representatives votes to 17 to approve citations of contempt against 10 Hollywood writers, directors, and producers.
These men had refused to cooperate at hearings dealing with.