Tag Archives: The 1950s

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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Alfred Hitch Blog: Wemisse- Vertigo 1958: ‘I Need You To Be Madeline For a While’

Source: Alfred Hitch Blog: Vertigo 1958- ‘I Need You To Be Madeline For a While’ I saw North by Northwest for like the 200th time last night ( not that I’ve been counting ) because it’s my favorite movie and I … Continue reading

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Eyes on Cinema: The Michael Parkinson Show- John Wayne: On The Hollywood Blacklist, The American Way of Life & High Noon

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I sort of see John Wayne as the original 20th Century Tea Party leader and defender of what he and people who thought like him of American values and their American … Continue reading

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PBS: American Masters- None Without Sin: The Story of Arthur Miller & Elia Kazan

Source:The New Democrat Elia Kazan was looked down upon ( and I’m being nice ) because he was former Communist and member of Communist Party USA, who testified in 1952 in front of the so-called House Un-American Activities Committee, for … Continue reading

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