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My, how times have changed

In the United States in the late 1940s and the early part of the 1950s, the Cold War created a culture of the fear of communism infiltrating America, and this had a significant impact on the American film industry. Anti-communist films were produced, and conservative groups attempted to weed out movies that were considered morally unacceptable or politically subversive.

In 1947, the Congressional House Un-American Activities Committee cited ten Hollywood writers and directors for contempt of Congress for refusal to testify, and the period of blacklisting began. Individuals suspected of being communists or associating with communists were denied work, resulting in a period of stifled creativity. In addition, movies were starting to compete with televisions, which were becoming more common in average homes. Eventually, the industry rebounded, and the Supreme Court declared that motion pictures were a form of art and therefore protected by the first amendment.

Film noir became a popular genre, and color was much more common. The 1950s continued to play a substantial role in what’s considered the classical Hollywood era.

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