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There can be no question that the Hollywood Blacklist, which came about as a result of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in the 1950s, represents the most shameful period in the industry’s history. So many talented people lost their careers — and more — after being accused of being a communist during a hysterical period in the U.S. when the likes of Sen. Joseph McCarthy conducted nothing less than a witch hunt with strong political motivations. The new film Trumbo puts it all in perspective for contemporary audiences who may recognize this kind of thing is still going on today in different forms.

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