|The Hollywood Ten.|
The Hollywood Ten & the House on Un-American Activities or HUAC & the Hollywood black-list.
# Though this darkest period is also called as the McCarthy Era or McCarthyism, the problem of the Communist party leaning by Hollywood Professionals, started much earlier, referred to as the 1st or the 2nd Red-scare. Joe McCarthy was a Senator from WI or Wisconsin-after the 2nd World War ended in 1945 a new World order dividing Countries into blocs i.e. the Country's allegiance to the Ideology of Communism & Democracy, would usher in the concept of a Cold-War & a state of uneasy calm would ensue. The blocs were headed by the two super-powers, USA as the protector of democracy & USSR leading the Communist Ideology. They were also known as the Eastern & the Western bloc & would shape the Foreign policy of the World.
The Cold-War had its worst effects on the most democratic of Institution, that of ,Hollywood & a blacklist would seal many a Film professionals career, which came to b popularly known as the Hollywood-10. A Communist Party of USA (CPUSA) played a major role in the labor movements that arose with the Great Depression. Since both the Countries fought on the same side during the Great War, an obvious result was the young idealists mainly from the arts & entertainment sector got attracted to this new concept of equality.
***Movie-lore's following Video clip shall help you in understanding this dark chapter in the annals of US history.