'High Noon' And The Hollywood Blacklist, And Building Structures WELL

Mar 20, 2017

'High Noon' screenwriter Carl Foreman, pictured here in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951, was blacklisted over suspicions he was a Communist sympathizer. He later fled to London.
Credit Writers Guild Foundation

Despite its shoestring budget and remarkably short shooting schedule, High Noon is revered among cinephiles. Today, author Glenn Frankel reveals how the 1952 film reflects the turbulent political climate of the Red Scare. Then: Buildings can affect our sleep, what we eat and how we feel. A new building-certification program called WELL addresses seven concepts that focus on human health, and provides a rating system to keep structures up to standard.

The Kansas City Public Library is hosting a free screening of 'High Noon' at their Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

Glenn Frankel discusses his new book 'High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic on Wednesday, March 22, at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reserve a seat at KCLibrary.org.

The local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting a special presentation on WELL Certification at Populous architectural and design firm, at 4800 Main Street, Kansas City, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. For more information, visit the event's website.