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Hollywood Reporter addresses role in Blacklist era

November 20, 2012 • Entertainment


This 1952 photo shows Billy Wilkerson with his son, Willie. The son of Hollywood Reporter founder Billy Wilkerson, W.R. Wilkerson III, 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. He offers his “sincerest apologies and deepest regrets to those who were victimized by this unfortunate incident.” (AP Photo/Wilkerson Archives, Alex Paal)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 Monday by The Hollywood Reporter, Willie Wilkerson, 61, Login to read more

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