Richard Collins: 5 Facts About the Hollywood Blacklist

Richard Collins was a gifted screenwriter — he wrote the screenplay for the 1956 sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers — and he produced hundreds of episodes of such venerable TV shows as Bonanza and Matlock. But in the eyes of Hollywood, he was never quite able to overcome another infamous distinction: He was a victim of the Hollywood blacklist who gave in, and named names. On April 12, 1951, Collins appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee and …