Director Edward Dmytryk reading The Hollywood Reporter outside Schwab’s Pharmacy on Sunset Boulevard at Crescent Heights, by Gene Lester. The image appeared in The Saturday Evening Post issue of May 19, 1951, just after his brief term in prison as one of the Unfriendly Ten who challenged the House Un-American Activities Committee. The headline refers to Herbert Sorrell, a union organizer and Communist who headed the Conference of Studio Unions in the late 1940s. The photograph was chosen to accompany the “rehabilitative” Post interview.
Hey David, thanks for that great info. I was aware that Dmytryk was a victim of the blacklisting but the fact that the photo was taken right after he got out of prison brings a whole different edge to this photo.