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Skirball Cultural Center

Public Tour—Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare

Public Programs | Public Tours

A black and white photo of a group of protesters with signs that read, "Free the Hollywood 10"

Photo: Rally for the Hollywood Ten, featuring the Ten and their families, 1950. 
Courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.


This is a past program

This program took place on
Tuesday–Friday, 1:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

About the Program

Join us for a docent-led tour of Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare and spend an hour with a guided exploration of the impact of this time in history and its implications for civil liberties, propaganda, and shifting definitions of American patriotism today.

Spend time after the tour exploring Blacklist further or visiting the additional temporary exhibition Peter Krasnow: Breathing Joy and Light.

Docent Spotlight

For Sue Polep and Sonia Bordo, docenting is a family affair. The sisters have a combined forty-six years of service with the Skirball docent program. “It’s given us a really wonderful bridge, an extra bond in our relationship through a shared passion.”

These days the two are hard at work getting ready for Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare. “One joy of touring is what you learn and share, and the other is what you gain. The spark you get from people. You get laughter, you get stories. It’s not just a one-way street. We love to see the response from the public.”

Donor Support

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible by generous support from the following donors: 

The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation
Stephanie and Harold Bronson
Lori and Scott Cooper/Pegasus Squire
Billie B. and Steven G. Fischer Foundation
The Keston Family
In Memory of George Litto by Andria Litto
TZ Projects & Friends
Peter and Julie Weil

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Mother holding young daughter dancing and smiling outside during a festival

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