What Really Happened
There were terrible crimes committed against greatly talented American citizens by overzealous and unconscionable government actions. Meet the victims inside this book. See for yourself what happened to the innocent, what they went through, how they coped with their persecution, and how they survived the aftermath with their chins up, in dignity.
“Congratulations Stanley Dyrector...WAVE AWARDS... Video Excellence Award presented for Community Media in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 9, 2001, The Stanley Dyrector Show: The Hollywood Blacklist...”
“Dyrector has encountered countless people that help Hollywood sparkle but never get a chance to shine...Screenwriters on the Hollywood Blacklist in the 50's denied work due to their politics...” – Debra Beyer, Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2006.
"...I'm not afraid to be corrected by a guest, or to tell them I love them!"...Dyrector explored the blacklisting period of Hollywood during the McCarthy era...” California Seniors Weekly (2000)
About the Author
Stanley Dyrector was born in Brooklyn, New York. Beginning his career as an actor, he switched to writing, where he found much success. His TV writing credits include such popular shows as Wagon Train and Slattery’s People. He and his wife, Joyce, teamed up and wrote for daytime TV soaps on ABC, as well as hour radio dramas and comedies for Sears Radio Theatre and Mutual Radio Theatre. Dyrector’s 2-act Vietnam-era play, A Pelican of the Wilderness, was deemed by LA Times critic John Mahoney as “Outstanding.” His award-winning interview show called The Stanley Dyrector Show can be seen in various locales and on the Internet.
...Stanley Dyrector takes readers back to a time when freedom of speech was halted or non-existent. Some might say that when defending those that you felt were not guilty would cast guilt upon yourself. A great book with outstanding interviews, and books that I would love to read - and interviewees if alive I would love to have on my own radio show....This is a must read for everyone....This book gets FIVE GOLD LISTS as does the Foreword by Edward Asner.
-- Fran Lewis, Reviewer
Staged reading of cast and visitor of Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist: Conversations with Participants at the Will and Arial Durant Library on September 27, 2014. Left to right: Arnold Weiss, actor in reading; visitor Bob Costas, BearManor author, Hollywood Memoir; Anita Borcias, actress; Roberta Bassin, actress; and Stan, author of Shedding Light on the Hollywood Blacklist.
The author preparing for a book signing at the Samuel French Bookshop in Los Angeles on June 13, 2013: