category: TV & Film

Eric Johnston


Eric Johnston was the second head of the MPAA, a high level political operative and a friend of CIA director Allen Dulles. In this episode we take a look at his life and work, from his role instituting the Hollywood blacklist to his relationships with the FBI and CIA. From his meeting with high level businessmen after a trip to the Soviet Union to his liberalising of the production code and promotion of American films in foreign markets to his testimony at HUAC this story encompasses much of the deep politics of Hollywood.


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