The Waldorf Conference

The Waldorf Conference

On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference by Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Edward Asner as Louis B. Mayer
Shelley Berman as Samuel Goldman
Charles Durning as James F. Byrnes
David Ellenstein as William Goetz
John Kapelos as Spyros Skouras
Bill Macy as Barney Balaban
Richard Masur as Mendel Silberberg
George Murdock as Nicholas Schenck
John Randolph as Harry Cohn
Ron Rifkin as Dore Schery
William Schallert as Albert Warner
John Schuck as Eric Johnson

Directed by John de Lancie. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in October of 1993.

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Nat Segaloff, Daniel M. Kimmel, Arnie Reisman


Edward Asner, Shelley Berman, Charles Durning, David Ellenstein, John Kapelos, Bill Macy, Richard Masur, George Murdock, John Randolph, Ron Rifkin, William Schallert, John Schuck

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