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April 11, 2017. Cold War Hollywood

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]

Weekly Assignment 

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes is a member of the Society of Fellows at USC and Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton (beginning 2018). She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University and B.A. at U.C. Berkeley. She is the co-founder of U.S. History Scene.