Answer to Question #79211 in Other History for Jordan Johnson
What specific internal (i.e. in Hollywood) and external (i.e. national and international) tensions or conflicts made the 1947 federal investigations into the movie industry so much more destructive than earlier investigations in 1940, 1941, and 1943?
External tension/Conflict European states restricted the importation of American movies to encourage theirs locally; thus, affecting the market for the production of the film in Hollywood. The introduction of television also had a negative impact on Hollywood films. Peopled could spend time at home and watch their favorite movies either locally or internationally broadcasted; thus, few individuals could watch movies at the cinema. Internal tension/ conflict In 1945 there was an increase in labor conflict as unions struck several studios that were in operation. Meanwhile, the skilled writers, directors, and actors began to split into a vocal group along with political lines leading affecting the movie industry in Hollywood.