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Exhibit will focus on blacklist era

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HOLLYWOOD (Variety) — The blacklist era will be the subject of an exhibition, "Reds and Blacklists: Political Struggles in the Movie Industry," to be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Feb. 1-April 21.

Curated by Larry Ceplair, co-author of "The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960," the exhibition will follow the blacklist from its foundation in conflicts between trade unionists and studio executives as early as 1933, through the Cold War examinations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and their repercussions, to the controversies that continue to this day, as seen in the reactions to the Academy's 1999 decision to present an honorary Oscar to director Elia Kazan, who was among the first to cooperate with the committee.