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Hollywood DividedThe 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist$
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Kevin Brianton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168920

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168920.001.0001

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The Origins of the Screen Directors Guild Meeting

The Origins of the Screen Directors Guild Meeting

(p.29) 2 The Origins of the Screen Directors Guild Meeting
Hollywood Divided

Kevin Brianton

University Press of Kentucky

Chapter 2 examines the background to the loyalty oath dispute. Once in power, the conservatives moved to introduce the loyalty oath for all SDG members. It examines the successful introduction of the loyalty oath and then the opposition by some quarters to the oath within the SDG. The divisions with the Guild eventually caused the conservatives to recall Mankiewicz, who began a countercampaign to save his position.

Keywords:   Hollywood, blacklist, Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford, Joseph Mankiewicz, George Stevens

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