April 11, 2017. Cold War Hollywood
- *Didion, Joan, John Wayne: A Love Song
- *Thompson, Hunter S., Hippies
- *Thompson, Hunter S., Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (Rolling Stone Original Publication)
April 13, 2017. The Atomic West and Conservative Right
- *“What It’s Like to Live in Earth’s Most A-Bombed Area,” U.S. News and World Report, 1957 [USC Libraries Online]
- *Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address as Governor. January 1967.
- *Todd Holmes, “The Economic Roots of Reaganism: Corporate Conservatives, Political Economy, and the United Farm Workers Movement,” 1965–1970,‖ Western Historical Quarterly 41:1 (Spring 2010): 55-80 [USC Libraries Online]
By Thursday, you need to have 1) read the above texts for discussion, and 2) watch the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth. You can watch the entire movie below. And 3) You are expected to revise the collaborative introduction for our project. We will discuss revision expectations on Tuesday.
Salt of the Earth
House Un-American Activities Committee Multimedia during the Great Depression & Cold War
Above is a quick overview of the House Un-American Activities Committee History
Above is a talk show interview with John Wayne in the 1970s reflecting back on the Anti-Communist Hollywood Blacklists and his role in American Westerns during the Cold War
Above: Oral history clips taken from actors and screenwriters impacted by the Hollywood blacklist
Above, James Earl Jones performs an excerpt of Civil Rights leader and musical theater/ cinema star Paul Robeson’s House Un-American Activities Committee Interrogation