03-22-2009, 09:50 PM
THE Hollywood blacklist still exists. It's no longer aimed at Communists and their fellow travelers from the Cold War. Now it's aimed at Republicans. Long before Ron Silver was diagnosed with cancer, the brilliant actor who co-founded the Creative Coalition was dead as far as his career was concerned. "After I made that speech for President George W. Bush at the Republican Convention here in Manhattan [in 2004], Holly wood and Broadway dried up on me," Silver told radio sta tion magnate William O'Shaughnessy last year when they saw each other at Le Cirque. "The phone stopped ringing . . . nada . . . not a thing."