House Un-American Activities Committee

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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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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.
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.