I saw a documentary back in the 90’s about Ronald Reagen and his life. I seam to remeber that he considered to join the communist party when he was young. He was on a meeting, but changed his mind about it (or something like that).
I also seam to remember that he was confronted about this in the 50’s - in the Macarthy period. (was he working with a union for actors in Hollywood ?)
I’ve tried to search about this on the net, but didn’t come up with something good.
So I ask people here ?
I saw the same show. Reagan did consider joining the Communist Party when he was a young actor. IIRC, he saw how the Party was “strong arming” actors in SAG and decided that it was not a good thing. From then on, he was a devout anti-Communist.