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House Un-American Activities Committee

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of the Internal Security Committee of the US House of Representatives: notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
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The episode not only forever changed Walt's attitude toward his workers--he finally left it to Roy to settle the dispute--but prompted him to name names a few years later to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, seeing communist influence underlying the labor movement.
He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
He discusses such aspects as a movie problem, producing Hollywood's Cold War, the coalescence of a counter-subversive network, the infamous 1947 trials of the House Unamerican Activities Committee, and rollback.
When Arthur Miller died in 2005, obituary writers saluted his standing as one of America's greatest playwrights and praised his moral courage for refusing to name names of Communist Party members before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, or HUAC.
The hearings conducted by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee for several decades during the Cold War and the solo hearings by a member of that committee's Senate counterpart, Joe McCarthy, demonstrate the dangers inherent in Harman's legislation.
Baraka: That I hadn't told them that I was a red, that I had been fucking with people who were on the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
Then his world implodes when he is named as a Communist by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and blacklisted by the studios.
At the age of three her family fled the US before her father could be called by Senator McCarthy's notorious House of UnAmerican Activities Committee.
In a December 28, 1999, letter to the officers and governors of the academy Gelfman reported, "As several of you-to whom I spoke earlier-know, when I suggested the idea to Bob Rehme, he explained that the Academy's policy is to remain totally non-political and, after last year's events, any mention of the motion picture industry cooperation with the House Unamerican Activities Committee constitutes a political statement.
The Cold War had returned with a vengeance, as the Joint UnAmerican Activities Committee of the Louisiana legislature set out to prove Dombrowski guilty of something approaching sedition.