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Hollywood’s Brewer

Roy M. Brewer, a Hollywood labor chief in the 1940s and ’50s, whose leadership and outspoken anti-Communism during one of the most violent strikes in American history catalyzed Ronald Reagan ...
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The Big Picture

George Clooney, who wrote, directed, and stars in the Oscar-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, about the legendary CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow and his 1953 broadcasts criticizing Senator ...
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Night Unto Reagan

On February 8, 1950, some of Hollywood’s brightest lights gathered at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the kind of glamorous, star-studded soiree typically held on Academy Awards night. While it ...
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Howard Hughes’s Last Hurrah

Fifty-three years ago this week, Howard Hughes found himself locked in a battle against powerful political forces he believed were bent on undermining the free-market system. The billionaire industrialist, airplane ...
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Reality On Screen

Robert Duvall’s version of Robert E. Lee ought to pass muster with the most scrupulous of Civil War buffs. Costumed in Confederate regalia, with technical help from the same makeup ...