A Terrible Silence focuses on five of the 41 women who were blacklisted in television in 1950. The play tells something of their lives, their dreams, their prolific talents and their silencers.
Next week at SUNY Plattsburgh, a two night event about the brilliant Uta Hagen, titled "The Artistry and Politics of Uta Hagen--A Centennial Celebration of Her Life." You can listen to a piece about the event here.
Pianist Hazel Scott was a child prodigy--a gifted pianist and performer; a talented actress; and a civil rights leader, whose landmark lawsuit against a restaurant in Pasco, Washington that refused to serve her.
Great conversation with Books Aren't Dead producers Robin Hershkowitz and Emily Edwards about researching and writing about the Broadcast 41. Honored to be the subject of their reboot and looking forward to listening to the next BAD podcast.
Sometimes, getting on the television blacklist came down to having supported an event in the past, often many years ago.
A play--Finks--by Madeline Lee Gilford's son, Joe Gilford, examines the necessity--and cost--of fighting forces of fascism and demagoguery.
He would know: his parents, Madeline Lee Gilford and Jack Gilford, bravely stood up to the blacklist despite intense FBI surveillance and retaliation.