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Arts & Entertainment - June 20, 2018

Theater review: Un-American activities

'Finks' sheds light on dark Hollywood history

by John Orr

Joe Gilford's script for "Finks," his slightly fictionalized story of what his parents (comics and activists Jack Gilford and Madeline Lee Gilford) experienced during the Hollywood blacklistings of the 1950s, does a clever thing. Rather than just subject his audience to the grim history of how the communist-and-deviant-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee ruined hundreds of entertainment careers, Gilford shows us the entertainment.

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