A 6.2.22 N.Y. Times piece by A.O. Scott stirs an old pot of porridge — classic, decades-old notions of Hollywood being a liberal town with (many of) the studio-era films routinely espousing conservative, community-friendly values, at least up until the late ‘60s.

It’s titled “Are The Movies Liberal?”, and it struck me as noteworthy as I observed a similar thing in a 1995 Los Angeles article, called “Right Face.”

Compare two paragraphs from the Scott piece…

…to a couple of paragraphs from my Clinton-era probe: