The Saturday Evening Post History Minute: The Love-Hate Relationship between Hollywood and Washington

Congress has long quibbled with Hollywood studios over the content of movies and their influence on the American public.

A group of protestors gather on an airplane tarmac as Dalton Trumbo awaits his plain.

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For more than 100 years, Hollywood has been making movies, and Washington has been trying to regulate them.

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Featured image: Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) surrounded by supporters with signs, as he waits to board an airplane on his way to federal prison (Alamy).

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  1. An interesting historical look at what’s unfortunately two sides of the same coin; both with devastating toxic consequences over the past 30 years in the U.S. and around the world. One with constant lies, the other with the near constant standard crutches of carnage and pyrotechnics as ‘entertainment’. No accountability from either, ever. Hooray for Hollywood and Washington!

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