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How Marsha Hunt fought Hollywood blacklisting

It’s 70 years since Red Channels was published in the USA – a directory of writers, actors and producers alleged to be communists or communist sympathisers. The red scare ended many careers. Now 102, actress Marsha Hunt is almost the last person still alive named in the book. Marsha Hunt never wanted to do anything except act. Born in 1917, ...

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Harvey Weinstein: How a Hollywood giant faced his reckoning

Image copyright Getty Images As jurors were sworn in for Harvey Weinstein’s trial in New York, the judge told them in no uncertain terms that this case was not intended to be a referendum on the #MeToo movement as a whole. But the trial, which ended with him being convicted of rape and sexual assault, at times felt like one. ...

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