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70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Hollywood Blacklist

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The Writers Guild Theater

135 S. Doheny Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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On Friday evening, October 27, 2017 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills Blacklist survivors, relatives of persecuted artists and contemporary progressive talents will reenact the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings that launched the Hollywood Blacklist.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; event starts at 7 p.m.

Currently, the following will appear:

  • Actress Kelsey Douglas will read a statement especially written for the Hollywood Blacklist Commemoration by her grandfather, Kirk Douglas;
  • Activist/actor Mike Farrell, M*A*S*H;
  • Actress Andrea Marcovicci, Woody Allen's girlfriend in The Front;
  • Oscar winner Lee Grant (via specially made video);
  • 100 year old blacklisted actress Marsha Hunt, who witnessed the 1947 HUAC hearings;
  • 97 year old blacklisted screenwriter Norma Barzman;
  • Don Williams and Johnny Yoder of the Art of Acting Studio (its executive director Tom Oppenheim is Stella Adler's grandson);
  • Screenwriter Howard Rodman, former WGA President;
  • Five daughters of actor Lionel Stander are jointly reading his fierce HUAC testimony;
  • Actress Ellen Geer, daughter of Will Geer;
  • Actress Tania Verafield, granddaughter of blacklisted screenwriter Robert Lees;
  • Daughters of tough guy actor Lionel Stander - including Bella Stander - will reenact his fiery anti-HUAC testimony;
  • Mira Larkin, granddaughter of the Hollywood Ten's Albert Maltz;
  • Lisa Gilford, daughter of Madeline and Jack Gilford;
  • TV commentator Ellen Ratner, cousin of blacklisted screenwriter Paul Jarrico;
  • Salam Al-Marayati, President Muslim Public Affairs Council.
  • Hector Villagra, Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California.
  • Justin Connolly, Southern California Director of Human Rights Watch.
  • Steve Rohde, Death Penalty Focus Board Chair.
  • Rosario Dawson;
  • Jamie Cromwell;
  • Richard Dreyfuss;
  • Ileana Douglas;

Cosponsored by the LA Progressive and the The Writers Guild.

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