Saturday, July 12, 2014





Hollywood Reporter addresses role in Blacklist era


February 19. 2013 6:10PM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


(AP) The son of The Hollywood Reporter founder Billy Wilkerson is apologizing for his father's and the trade paper's role in the 1947 Hollywood Blacklist that destroyed the careers of writers, actors and directors accused of having communist ties.


In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, Willie Wilkerson calls the Blacklist era Hollywood's Holocaust and says that on the eve of this dark 65th anniversary, I feel an apology is necessary.


He says his father supported the Blacklist to exact revenge against the Hollywood titans he felt denied him entry to their club when he wanted to establish a movie studio in the late 1920s.


Willie Wilkerson says that on behalf of his family and particularly his late father, he offers his sincerest apologies and deepest regrets to those who were victimized by this unfortunate incident.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds