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The Wildest Political Night in the History of Hollywood

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The showdown over a loyalty oath that would deny any Communist affiliation had finally arrived. On one side: The SAG president, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who faced ''the most dramatic evening in my life,'' he later recalled. On the other: Cecil B. DeMille, one of the founders of the movie industry.