Oral Histories

Interview of Jeff Corey

Actor and acting teacher who was blacklisted in the post-World War II Hollywood blacklist.
Hollywood Blacklist: Jeff Corey
Hollywood Blacklist
Social Movements
Communist Party
Film and Television
Biographical Note:
Actor and acting teacher who was blacklisted in the post-World War II Hollywood blacklist.
Ceplair, Larry
Corey, Jeff, $d 1914-2002
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Larry Ceplair, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Economics, UCLA; Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Coauthor, The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960.Ceplair prepared for the interview by consulting sources he had collected while writing The Inquisition in Hollywood and materials in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series preserve the recollections of selected individuals in Los Angeles who were affected by the Hollywood blacklist during the Joseph R. McCarthy-J. Edgar Hoover era.
Attending Feagin School of Dramatic Art and acting in New York; the Actors Lab in Los Angeles; political involvement in Hollywood; the Screen Actors Guild; philosophy of acting; movie roles after World War II; appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities; roles played by blacklisted actors; employment and life during the blacklist period; teaching acting; Home of the Brave; working with Gary Cooper; encounter with Sterling Hayden; Elia Kazan; Larry Parks.