In an interview with Royal Young, Kirk Douglas, iconic screen legend and son of Russian immigrants, tells tales of breaking the blacklist in HUAC-era Hollywood. His memoir, I Am Spartacus!: Making A Film, Breaking The Blacklist, comes out tomorrow.
“I think because I was young enough I had more guts—when you’re older, you have more to lose… That was a terrible time in Hollywood history. It should never have happened. We should have fought it. But it’s over and I, in my old age, take solace in the fact that I remember.”