The Report of
and Television (1950)
The "blacklisting" of American entertainers began
shortly after World War II, when suspected Communists in Hollywood
were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities
Committee (HUAC). Some who refused to answer questions or implicate
others went to jail. Others lost their careers, several fled the
country. In 1950 "Red Channels" was published by Counterattack:
The Newsletter of Facts To Combat Communism. It contained
a list of entertainers and the organizations they were or had
once been affiliated with that were now considered subversive.
This, in essence, is the blacklist. Below are links to images
of the introduction, and to the pages of some of the more famous
entertainers on the list.