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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Are the Communists staging a comeback in Hollywood? The American film industry has long been a target for Communist infiltration. Lenin's awareness of the movie screen's importance and influence is evidenced by his directive, "We must first capture the cinema." To determine whether communism's tentacles are straining for a strangle hold on Hollywood, Facts Forum's STATE OF THE NATION interviewed Film Star Adolphe Meeijou and Roy Brewer, president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, an organiiation dedicated to exposing and eliminating Communist party pressure in the nation's film capital. Hardy Burt was the program moderator along with Victor Lasky. editor of the AMERICAN LEGION READER and an authority on the techniques of Communist infiltration. BFPev HRRT: HAS COMMUNISM WOOD' MPED 0UT IN H0LLY" verMa- MENJOl : That is a very, very, mey !',Ueres,'ng question. You might ask in A c°nmiunism been stamped out .America? I don't think it ever is go- loy° be stamped out. I think we have with COnslan,ly on the alert and watch "ool •te,"U'1 vig'lance. A tremendously butV°phas been done in Hollywood, give "' ?,mmu|iists never, never, never lL U|\ therefore, we have to be on iC'i' a" lhe lin"'- with il l!t:w'CR: I more or less agree ism .V}' '''at the menace of commun- in our "eVer be stamped out, at least generation. It requires eternal our uatel>f i """"• 'i requires cierna "uence T,T'}'Ul ''" HMY"°°* the in as e(T • Lonununist partv has beet smashTVely Bmashed M il has been it tl)ae" a'iy place; and we want to keep and Wa^' 'at's why we're watching againneVer 'etting it get its head up Jilt. LASKY: AS I RECALL, IT WAS BACK IN 1947 WHEN THE PROBLEM OK COMMUNISM IN HOLLYWOOD WAS FIRST DROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HEADLINES SHRIEKED STORIES OF PEOPLE IN HIGH PLA- CES IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIEMAKING WHO WERE COMMUNISTS OR ALLEGED TO BE COMMUNISTS. THEN WE HAD THE CASE OF THE "HOLLYWOOD TEN." WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BY THE MOTION PICTURE ALLIANCE, BY THE ANTI-COMMUNISTS IN HOLLYWOOD, TO HELP STAMP OUT THIS EVIL? 1947 BROUGHT AWARENESS Mr. Brewer: The year 1947 was the first time the American people really came to realize the extensive nature of the Communist infiltration into Hollywood and, of course, that was one of the forward steps taken. You have to go back before 1947 to really get the picture because the Communist plot to control the motion picture industry goes back to the early thirties, when the Communists sent people into Hollywood in order to infiltrate the unions and the so-called culture and creative groups in Hollywood. These people had been working in Hollywood since 1934. This is the first positive identification we have of their presence in Hollywood, and we can trace their presence here directly to the Kremlin. "TWO-PRONGED ATTACK" They set up what I've often described as "a two-pronged attack." One of these prongs was founded in the trade unions in an effort to infiltrate, control, and dominate the trade union structure of Hollywood and to develop it, too. As a matter of fact, they did a great deal in developing the trade union structure, particularly in the so-called creative crafts. The second prong was in lhe cultural group, and it was here that they began ■Wedei World Photos FACTS wood Actor Adolphe Menjou as he appeared during his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 pORUM NEWS, February, 1955 Page 19 PA
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