Sunday, July 09, 2017

How Olivia de Havilland and Ronald Reagan saved Hollywood--and America--from Communism

On Olivia de Havilland’s 101st birthday [July 1, 1916], she should be remembered for being the first Hollywood liberal to publicly expose and to call for an end to the alliance with Communists and fellow-travelers. She asked Hollywood actors to choose between being advocates for liberal democracy, and giving support to the Soviet Union’s line during the start of what became the Cold War. That effort deserves to be celebrated, and de Havilland praised for her courage and the integrity of her action.

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