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Kirk Douglas broke the Hollywood blacklist single-handedly – according to Kirk Douglas

The end of the blacklist took more than a decade, and involved a lot of people, including President John F. Kennedy. The process also weakened the production code and dissolved the studio system. Afterward, some victims of the blacklist struggled to move on. http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/6/18/kirk-douglas-dalton-trumbo-and-otto-preminger-breaking-the-blacklist-part-2

Lucille LeSueur Goes to Hollywood

Lucille LeSueur, raised in midwestern poverty, was brassy and beautiful, tough and smart. She traded sexual favors on the path to becoming movie star Joan Crawford. When she arrived in Hollywood, the town was ruled by a king and queen: Lucille’s future future in-laws Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/six-degrees-of-joan-crawford-douglas-fairbanks-/-lucille-lesueur-goes-to-hollywood

The Blacklist: Born Yesterday: Judy Holliday

Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her first starring film role, “Born Yesterday.” She was idiosyncratic and unique, which made her memorable, but it also made for a short career at a time when conformity was equated with safety. http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/5/2/born-yesterday-judy-holliday-the-blacklist-episode-11