Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hedda Hopper's HollywoodCelebrity Gossip and American Conservatism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jennifer Frost

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814728239

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 07 July 2022

Blacklisting Hollywood “Reds”

Blacklisting Hollywood “Reds”

(p.113) 5 Blacklisting Hollywood “Reds”
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood

Jennifer Frost

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on Hopper's post-World War II Red Scare politics. Using her influence as a gossip columnist and an anti-Communist activist, she made private talk public by exposing Communist beliefs among members of the film industry. She firmly believed that “naming names,” and thus publicizing private information, was the only way to get rid of them. With the support of the vast majority of her respondents, Hopper never worried about false accusations as she worked to establish, extend, and enforce the Hollywood blacklist, which was aimed at ensuring that no persons espousing or supporting leftist, or even liberal, political ideas and efforts were employed in the motion picture industry.

Keywords:   Hedda Hopper, gossip columnists, Communism, subversion, motion picture industry, anti-Communist activist, blacklist

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.