The Hollywood Goldhart Files
by Loy Ray Clemons
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Were there really Communists in Hollywood in the 1950s? Was it a "Witch Hunt"?
The year is 1950, and Alexis Goldhart, a legendary Hollywood movie star, has just completed the first TV episode of Goldine in Paradise in Hawaii. On a flight from Honolulu to Kona, her plane disappears over the ocean and is never heard from again.
Davilia Randall, a famous Hollywood costume designer, and close friend, believes Alexis is not dead. Randall hires Jake Watts, a Beverly Hills private detective, to find her.
Jake interviews numerous people who knew Alexis, and finds she has kept extensive files and a diary of her experiences and activities since she first arrived in Hollywood.
It appears some of her files include code names for Communists in Hollywood, and the files have been hidden in a secret room in a house high in the Hollywood Hills. Jake finds the room and takes the files to the Beverly Hill Police Department for examination.
The files include details of left wing activities, and names of prominent Liberals and left wing persons -- a few who actually are Communists -- and were also active in promoting Communist fronts in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.
Unfortunately, the names and codes do not reveal names of currently active Communists.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Alexis was like many idealistic -- but politically ignorant -- Hollywood writers, directors and actors, and she was easily duped by the Communist PartyUSA(CPUSA). She was involved in some of the Communist fronts earlier in her career, but realized the true nature of brutal Communism, and has become politically inactive.
Now, in 1950, she wants to write her memoirs, and come clean of the former activities she has come to regret. She plans to write her memoirs -- and name names. This creates panic in the Communists -- and former innocent Communist dupes -- in Hollywood.
The CPUSA has put out the word -- "The files must be found, and Alexis Goldhart must be discredited, and then destroyed."
However, no one ...
Length: 201 Pages (982 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Apr 19th, 2019