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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • 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 053
Transcript il SIT11IS cot. I see' • which wo* ^liil* of ^1 no. 'I . c. \U«" °f M-G-M at the time; Sam Wood, a inminicnt director, and many others. 1 of the men mentioned have unfor- \IPa -y PaSSed out of lhe Picture' Tl"' co A 's a tribute to their foresight and ^ age. Clark Gable is a member; John w«yne served as president. ™R- Lasky: Wonderful fellow! Ms Brewer: Roberl Taylor served as Pestdent. Ward Bond has' been one- "I kind "" workers' "",l Morrie RVS- *JR. Lasky: Mr. Menjou here, loo. Oh! ' „REWER: • • • the writers, Borden ase, Kober| Arthur Q,arjw Coburn, dnd many others. ]]"■ L*SKY: Car, Cooper. Gary Cooper, many il was M"- Brewer T?Ta< have foughl Ihis fight, am |ectiWoi'k w"ich this group did in col of ,',", J "' facts thai made the expose Are P°8sil>le. TiK1,^"': DO YOU ASSIST .MEvTUIr!TED STATES GOVERN- OPrmim,ITS INVESTIGATION "' COMMUNISM? KNOWLEDGE BEST WEAPON clo^B- Brewer: We have tried to work j J with those organizations in giv- uhi,.| '" ''"' henefil of the knowledge 0n, ' we have because, after all, there's itiuni?16 g lhal "'" defeal a <:'"" e,j ' . '''''''ration and dial's knowl- who'th y°" k'""v "'"'"' ''" "ey are, it'. they are and hat th . ' n"' " s re'atively easy lo eom- your 'rr1-' if >'"" '""' lM,'ln sitting in k"owns 7 a"d EVery I)lace else-'"'1"" ''iem y°" 5"" l'usl ''"""' eombal .\\|)',lill,;!fJ: SINCE MR. LASKY Wood u AVi: BEEN in holly- QUlTp' W.E HAVE TALKED WITH ASKEH t„EEw PEOPLE AND THE rnuSI QUESTION, "ARE CO.MFra,,:N,1;NISTS MAKING A REl'mwroJ WE AIiK BOTH 'Hi: ' ''S: UK WA-NT TO GET IN<; \ ,,s- MEN! SO IN ASK- W&Vr nW OF QUESTIONS, ?UM()RsH?IA,,") QUITE A FEW ING VAf*i!,V.8J "UMORS, NOTII- 'Hat t ,U.'M' T0 ,iACK IT UP) Sence ?e55 is a resur- rRATioNA I{ETlJI{N OF INFIL- sitUati '^S'<Y: Specifically, lake lhe of ul,]',.'),'""■*' Screen Writers' Guild, heard V i a "lern''er, where I've "nknow' 'l rePort8 thai numerous "p ai " ''"""(l(,is have been turning 0o,nr, "'.'''•'"igs and voting along the what's Tl '"'e' This sorl of lhi".- is Run /']'"" 'he reporters like Hard) ,v°«deri, „ "t ""' "willie8." and I'm ""'llii,.,','" whether you would care lo iVia b "" these 'H""'1-' the njoti *: Y(>" Qave l(l realize thai Pari nr"'!' P'cture industrj is only a il. . lhe - there's ■ "' ainusenienl industry, and lion bet co"sla"' line of communica ''■late i\"" ''"''"■ television, the legi- neater i„ New York, and the FACTS motion picture industry in Hollywood. You cannot exclude lhe Communists permanently from Hollywood unless you exclude them permanently from the amusement industry which feeds Hollywood. .Now lhe really sad part of this sloiv is that the program and the effort which we have made here has not been extended more effectively in the other branches of lhe amusement industry. Now "let's look at lhe facts,'' as Jack Welili says. The TWA (Television Writers of America), when it was con- trolled, when il represented the radio and television waders of this country, had an executive secretary who was called before the House committee and who refused to testify as lo whether or nol she was a Communist. In a lest vole as to whether or not she should be discharged from representing these writers, she won a substantial vote of confidence. I don'l recall the exact figures, but it was a substantial vote of confidence. Mr. MENJOI : Tremendous. Mr. Lasky: Ii was a shocking figure. REMAINING ALERT IMPERATIVE Mr. BREWER: Now those people who were in that group are now moving into what used lo be the Screen Writers' Guild and which is now the Writers of America—West. These people are moving in there and. therefore, it is imperative lhat we remain alert. There - a constant flow of aclors from the Cast, loo. MR. LASKY: AS ADOLPHE MENJOU POINTS OUT, "THE COMMUNISTS NEVER SAY DIE; THEY KEEP ON INFILTRATING." HOW DO YOU PROPOSE TO COUNTERACT THIS RENEWED INFILTRATION? Mr. Brewer: If you can alert enough people and make them aware of whal the Communisl movement is. these people will, if they arc 10 be effective, have In ultimately disclose themselves. Mr. Menjou: That's right. Mr. Brewer: It's an alertness on the part of the people who are here who, if they know the Communisl line and il ihey know the Communisl techniques and il they know what lhe Communists are saying among themselves, can within a reasonable time begin lee deteel the people who arc giving out lhal line and who are carrying on these activities thai they know are wrong. This is the only solution we have. Mr. Menjou: If we are lo preserve this republic, everybody must attend all of their meetings. I don'l care who or where they arc—in any community, in any industry, in any organization— you must attend the meetings because if von don't, lhal dedicated minority of Communists who are there will take over. MR. BURT: ARE THE INDUSTRY LEADERS THEMSELVES — THE OWNERS OF THE STUDIOS —ON THE ALERT, OR ARE THEY TOO WRAPPED UP IN BUSINESS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE COMMUNISTS ARE REALLY IN THERE ALL THE TIME AS A PART OF THIS WORLD-WIDE CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY FREEDOM AND TAKE THE WORLD OVER FOR THE SOVIET UNION? DON'T UNDERSTAND MENACE Mr. Menjoi : 5 es, I think they're alert to the menace. I don't know whether they've made a sluely of it. The great trouble with our leaders in ibis country today, not only in the motion picture industry—and ihis is the mosl important thing of all—is that they don'l understand the menace of communism at home or abroad. They won'l read about it. I'm talking about senators, congressmen, and cabinet mem- bers. Mr. Brewer: I'm sure that any of the res] sible leaders in the industry will admit that they were pretty well deceived aboul this thing in its earl) stages. Mr. Menjoi : Thai"- right. Mr. Brewer: But since the '17 bearings and the subsequent disclosures, they have become alerted lo the fact that it is a serious problem for them in their principal occupation which is making motion pictures that will sell. Mr. Lasky: I'm going to pass on an unsolicited suggestion, Roy. If lhe industry was smart, they d make you the czar of the motion picture industry on this problem, and whal you say goes. Mr. Brewer: Well, I'm sorry. They wouldn't do thai because 1 wouldn't lei them. (Laughter) Mr. Lasky: 1 insisl on it, lle>\. Mr. Menjou: I think it's an excellent idea! MR. BURT: TO GET HACK TO ONE FINAL POINT, A MOST IMPORTANT ONE—ACCORDING TO YOU GENTLEMEN,THE HUMOUS WE HEARD CONCERNING THE RESURGENCE OF COMMUNIST INFILTRATION INTO HOLLYWOOD HAVE SOME VALIDITY. THERE IS MORE PRESSURE THAN THERE WAS PREVIOUSLY, EVEN WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY OUTLAWED, TO GET BACK INTO HOLLYWOOD. DO YOU THINK THEY CAN BE STOPPED? Mr. Brewer: I nol only think they can. bin I think they will. However, it's going to lake continuing efforts on the part of all of us. I'll sa\ ihis. though, that the problem of stopping them in- day is nothing compared lo the problem which we had In 1917 because then il was really lough. Mr. Menjou: Right. FORUM NEWS, February, 1955 ill Page 51
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