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You Must Remember This: #81: The Blacklist Part 11: Born Yesterday: Judy Holliday

09/07/2021

May 03,2016

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her first starring film role, and of her eight major film roles between 1950 and 1960, four were in films now considered classics. She was one star who was subpoenaed to testify about her ties to Communism who was fully supported by her studio and subsequently wasn’t blacklisted from movies. Holliday’s career was short-lived nonetheless, in part because she represented a highly idiosyncratic, working-class, urban, Jewish authenticity in a time when conformity was being peddled as an equivalent to safety.


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