The Red Scare impacted many individuals in the United States, including within the film industry. Many careers were ended at this time, with various on and off-screen talents being placed on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. In particular, ten witnesses refused to answer questions regarding their membership in the Screen Writers Guild and the Communist party.
Bernard F. Dick’s Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of the Hollywood Ten delves into the stories and works of these individuals, studying them in terms of their professions. Dick consults archival materials, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, and additional sources to portray these individuals and how they were impacted by the blacklist.
Dick captures the stories and personalities of the Hollywood Ten, offering a thoughtful portrayal of these individuals in relation to film and the arts.