Oral Histories

Interview of Elizabeth Poe Kerby

Journalist who wrote articles exposing the post-World War II Hollywood blacklist.
Hollywood Blacklist
Social Movements
Film and Television
Communist Party
Biographical Note:
Journalist who wrote articles exposing the post-World War II Hollywood blacklist.
Ceplair, Larry
Kerby, Elizabeth Poe
Persons Present:
Kerby and Ceplair.
Place Conducted:
Kerby's home in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
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. Co-author 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 Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Processing of Interview:
Jane Collings, senior editor compiled the table of contents and interview history. Victoria Simmons, editor, composed the biographical summary. Michelle Weis, editorial assistant, assembled the index.Kerby reviewed the transcript. She verified proper names and made a number of corrections and additions.
3 hrs.
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.