The Hollywood Blacklist

The Hollywood Blacklist

The Hollywood Blacklist

Rick Winston returns to the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, to present ‘The Hollywood Blacklist’ as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the Library series. In the late 1940s through the early 1960s, many screenwriters, directors and actors were victims of the ‘Red Scare’,’ rendered unemployable due to their refusal to testify before Congressional committees or to inform on others. Wilson will explore the origins of the blacklist in Hollywood’s labor unrest, what led to its ultimate end, and show clips from films that were affected by the fear that consumed Hollywood, including ‘High Noon,’ ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Salt of the Earth.’ The free program is presented by the Vermont Humanities Council.
Winston, who has presented two previous film discussions at Martha Canfield, was the co-owner of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater for 29 years, and is the programming director for the Green Mountain Film Festival. He has taught film history at Burlington College, the Community College of Vermont, Goddard College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. For details, call 802-375-6153.