On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch-hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later, they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.
Playwrights Nat Segaloff , Daniel M. Kimmel, and Arnie Reisman dramatize the creation of the Hollywood Blacklist in The Waldorf Conference. On November 24, 1947, the power players of the American film industry met at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Their goal? To discuss what actions to take in response to the House Un-American Activities Committee. The result? A list of people banned from working in Hollywood on the grounds they held sympathetic ties to Communism. Actors Edward Asner, Shelley Berman, Charles Durning, David Ellenstein, John Kapelos, George Murdock, and Richard Masur deliver commanding performances, weaving a captivating portrait of this real-life story.
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