Broadway play "To Grandmother's House We Go" we Eva LeGallienne
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[on her blacklisting] I was never a Communist or even a pro-Communist, but I was very pro-civil rights, and I signed a lot of petitions. I think my big "Sin" was agreeing to be a sponsor of a (1949) World Peace Conference held in New York during the time I was in "Streetcar." I never actually attended it, but "Life" magazine came out with a big picture spread of all the (Gcelebrity) sponsors - I ...
An agent for David O. Selznick
saw her in a stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Pasadena Playhouse and signed her to a seven-year contract. Selznick suggested she change her first name to "Kim" and a RKO secretary suggested the last name of "Hunter". A few years later, Irene Mayer Selznick
, David's ex-wife by then, recommended Kim for the role of "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire