Pianist Hazel Scott was a child prodigy--a gifted pianist and performer; a talented actress; and a civil rights leader, whose landmark lawsuit against a restaurant in Pasco, Washington that refused to serve her.
Great conversation with Books Aren't Dead producers Robin Hershkowitz and Emily Edwards about researching and writing about the Broadcast 41. Honored to be the subject of their reboot and looking forward to listening to the next BAD podcast.
Sometimes, getting on the television blacklist came down to having supported an event in the past, often many years ago.
A play--Finks--by Madeline Lee Gilford's son, Joe Gilford, examines the necessity--and cost--of fighting forces of fascism and demagoguery.
He would know: his parents, Madeline Lee Gilford and Jack Gilford, bravely stood up to the blacklist despite intense FBI surveillance and retaliation.
There's a new off-Broadway play--Smart Blonde--about the incredible, funny, and brilliant Judy Holliday.
Holliday was in the comedy group the Revuers in Greenwich Village in the 1930s--Lillian Hellman was a fan! Gary Carey wrote a decent biography of Holliday--Judy Holliday: An Intimate Life Story (don't be totally put off by the title).