Tag Archives: The 1950s

MGM: The Big Knife 1955- Starring Jack Palance & Ida Lupino

Source:The New Democrat  “In this film version of Clifford Odets’ play, Jack Palance plays big-time movie star Charlie Castle, who refuses to sign a binding, $3000 per week contract with mogul Rod Steiger. Steiger tries to blackmail Palance into re-signing … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock: Strangers On a Train 1951- Featuring Ruth Roman

Source:The New Democrat  “Alamy English Title: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. Film Director: ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Year: 1951. Stars: LEO G. CARROLL; ROBERT WALKER; RUTH ROMAN.” I’ve been watching a lot of Ruth Roman movies and TV the last couple of months … Continue reading

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American Thinker: Michael Nollet- ‘Not All Conservatives Are Defenders of Joe McCarthy’

Source:The New Democrat  “On April 6, 2019, AT published the article, “On Joe McCarthy, Washington Post Gets It Embarrassingly Wrong,” by the estimable Jack Cashill. It drew hundreds of comments, which were overwhelmingly laudatory of McCarthy. The relatively few anti-McCarthy … Continue reading

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Audio Productions: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy- ‘Traitors Are Not Gentlemen’: March 17, 1954

Source:The New Democrat  “Joseph Raymond “Joe” McCarthy (November 14, 1908 — May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, … Continue reading

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History Collection: Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes On Politics, War, and Freedom

Source:The New Democrat President Dwight D. Eisenhower: “if you want total security go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom.” President Eisenhower, talking about the value of freedom, freedom … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Reporter: Erik Liberman- Jayne Mansfield: The First Reality Star?

Source: The New Democrat Jayne Mansfield as the first reality star? Well, their several answers that I could give to that. One, reality star or reality TV, those terms didn’t come into American culture until the late 1990s. Jayne Mansfield, … Continue reading

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Keith Hughes: McCarthyism Explained- US History Review

Source: The New Democrat To talk about McCarthyism I think you have to talk about Senator Joe McCarthy who in the early and mid 1950s was the ranking Republican on the Senate Investigations Committee first as Ranking Member and then … Continue reading

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