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Hollywood Reporter apology for role in 1947 Hollywood Blacklist

The son of The Hollywood Reporter founder Billy Wilkerson is apologizing for his father’s and the trade paper’s role in the 1947 Hollywood Blacklist that destroyed the careers of writers, actors, and directors accused of having communist ties. In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, Willie Wilkerson calls the Blacklist era ‘‘Hollywood’s Holocaust’’ and says “I feel an apology is necessary.’’ Wilkerson says that on behalf of his family and ‘‘particularly’’ his late father, he offers his ‘‘sincerest apologies.’’

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