News for September 2001:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will also turn its attention to the Hollywood blacklist in February or March of 2002, when it unveils, for the first time, an exhibition presenting the full history of the blacklist through visual materials. Photographs, audio and visual tapes, movie clips and documents of all kinds will immerse visitors in the blacklist era and transport them through it chronologically (see related article).

The exhibition will be curated by Larry Ceplair, co-author of "The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960," one of the most respected studies of the blacklist period and its antecedents.

"The rift the blacklist created in Hollywood hasn't healed," said Academy president Robert Rehme, "even though more than 50 years have passed. Maybe it can never heal. But any era with that long-lasting an impact needs to be carefully studied, and I hope this exhibition will provide new insights for those who remember the period and a valuable overview of it for those born later."

The project has been announced this early to give people who might have relevant material a chance to step forward and submit heretofore unknown items for inclusion in the exhibition.