The “Hollywood Holocaust” and Other Cold War Myths

Howard Kurtz calls our attention to the Hollywood Reporter where the current publisher issued an apology for what he termed the “Hollywood Holocaust,” in which the industry magazine, “Hollywood Reporter,” led by his father, Billy Wilkerson, led a “crusade” against the Communist Party in Hollywood. Kurtz describes the effort as “odious” and an “appalling chapter of … Continued

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Is This How Whitney Houston Should be Remembered?–Huff Po Not a Film Is a Defiant “No” to Iran’s Repression–WSJ Andrew Breitbart’s Final Hour–The Hollywood Reporter How I Survived Working in the Applebees Kitchen–Daily Beast ABC’s New Show Combines Sex, Sin, and Southern Baptists–NYT What Affect Does Caffeine Consumption Have on You?–Jezebel Lorax Gets Small Things … Continued

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The Vow, Reviewed: Perfect Valentine’s Day Date Film—THR Avoiding the Limelight: The Power of Introverts—WSJ Books A Lightning Rod in Storm Over U.S.’s Class Divide—NYT Daniel Radcliffe: “Snobbery” Robbed Harry Potter of Oscars—E! Michael Kors’s Favorite Mistake: Male Bodysuits—Newsweek The Thatcher Style: Wearing Strength on Your Sleeve—NYT Why Is it So Hard to Speak Up?—WSJ … Continued

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By Emily Esfahani Smith Where pop culture and the virtues collide . . . The End of Girl Land—Caitlin Flanagan in the New York Times Art or Porn? New Magazine Treats! is High Fashion’s Playboy—Daily Beast Twitter Has Taught Ashton Kutcher a Great “Life Lesson”—E! Online  In Contraband, Family Comes Before Law—Hollywood Reporter The Top 10 … Continued

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Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor?—Hollywood Reporter (this comes weeks after she posed nude in Playboy as Marilyn Monroe) The Lessons of Deep Throat Forty Years Later—Atlantic Supreme Court Takes On Cher’s Use of F Word—ABC News Love and Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s Romance—Vanity Fair Why Everyone in the Universe Should Watch Downtown … Continued

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