The ‘Hollywood Godfather’ you’ve never heard of

You’ve probably never heard of Billy Wilkerson, but he had a huge influence on Hollywood. He started the blacklist during the Red Scare, and there might not have been a Clark Gable without him.


Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill

Image of Hollywood Godfather: The Life and Crimes of Billy Wilkerson courtesy of Chicago Review Press (September 4, 2018).