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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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Title File 032
Transcript ice try to influence the thinking ol the people in the community of Hollywood. They succeeded in this to a very great extent in both groups. The fight in the trade unions broke out in 1945 and took the form of jurisdictional strikes. When it comes lo headlines, the hearings of 1947 did not lake second place to the headlines of 1945-46 when there was extreme violence in the mass picket lines. This was the result of a Communist plot—Com munist-inspired and to a great extent Communist - directed, although there were many people in it who bad no knowledge of the Communist participation at that time. That's always the way with ever) Communist fight—you never get a case of black and white—you always find lhat they exploit an existing problem, and they take charge of a situation which has some merit and some good objective, but in the long run it's twisted around so that the Communists get the benefit. COMMUNIST OBJECTIVE I've studied this thing from the time I came to Hollywood, and these two prongs were significant because the importance of the motion picture industry in the world picture is its ability to reach the minds of the masses of the free world. And let's not kid ourselves that this wasn't the basic, ultimate objective of the Communist party. Now if you go just a little further, you see why they wanted the trade unions, and this is a very significant fact. The point is what they were trying ~*7 iiL '2mr\ ££5r-Vr Roy Brewer lee (Ice .llltl what llle\ well' -IH reel bull III doing was creating In lhe minds of the creative artists of llii- industry a desire and an acceptance of the basic propa ganda line of the- Communist pari'., and to that they had succeeded to quite a substantial degree. The next thing they needed was the power and the control of the industr) which would give these creative artists the freedom with which to work. That's why they wanted the trade unions. II the) had succeeded in getting ahold of the trade unions, then they would have created an atmosphere in which these artists could work. Then if any pro ducer tried t.• -lop them from putti"! in this propaganda line, be could ' smeared as "antilabor" and anti-Sei* tie. That's exactly what they were trj ing lo do, and dial's exactly what th«! were succeeding in doing until '" things happened, first of all. the; «rl defeated in the jurisdictional strikes j 1945-46. . . . Mu. LaskY: Thanks in Ko) lirewl Mu. Brewer: . . . and. secondly* lhe lieai ings "I I1' I", the conduct of 1* men on the slaml now ibis is *''' important. It wasn't anything we ll1 thai caused Ihe '47 hearings to be s* cessful over the other hearings; it * what they did. Why they decided make a spectacle of themselves we ' only guess. We probably will nev know exactly. However, those two evfj made it possible then In break up '" conspiracy and lo expose it for « ii was. Mr. Menjoi : Let's gel one l'"; straightened out. You said "Holly""1 Ten'; there were actually ninety I have never had il answered to my & faction why the committee, uncle uell Thomas, slopped al ten and ' mil call the nineteen. But it stoppe" ten and it's a catchy newspaper pli'*", the "Hollywood Ten." Those were ' men who really appeared before Parnell Thomas committee. MR. BURT: WHAT DAMAGjj CAN WRITERS, PRODUCERS 0? DIRECTORS DO IN THE MOTlO'1 PICTURE INDUSTRY? Mil. MI.N.I< it : \s an example. t»| motion tears make- villains "f cur highest lea"' and lampoons the flag. They don I I in preach communism : they're too si* I" Ull\e till' (I llii tlUIII ist ie llilg ill a tion picture—this would be an op8| pose id il. But, by slyly makin? spectable citizens appear as villain* i \ il men. they can completely d8j the faith of the country in the V" people. SEE AMERICANS AS VILLAINS Look what the Russians do in b" Ever) pla) they have there rna*J \merican an outrageous villain. "' M ■- "" ' -"■"!■'■ ' I i picture script lhat const**, down the United Stale —Wide, World Photos Violence flared during the Hollywood strikes of 1945/46. Top left, police seek to restrain pickets from ripping out ignition wires to prevent auto's entrance into studio. Top right, deputy sheriffs and police officers drive back film demonstrators. Lower left, police hold back pickets while bus carries workers through mass picket line. A shower of bricks broke bus window (fourth from rear). Lower right, an outbreak of fist fights occurred when police opened a passageway through picket lines for studio workers. Ice peeison lhe minds of lhe Itussia11 pie against America. This prop»e*J Milne i- ui incredible iniporUu"'1' incredible importance! In this country alone, we havel mi\ careful of whom we make "' in our pictures because if we i""' Mexican a villain, the Mexican 'r° ( iiienl protests immediately. And j never been able to make a picture c^ "The Forty Years of Musadagh" be. it was against the best interests ' Turkish government. Page 30 FACTS FORUM NEWS, Februa*
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