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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Abe Burrows was being done over by the House of Un-American Activities so, having been selected as the winner, the gangsters-and-gambling show didn't get the prize.
Long-time Communist party member Trumbo and his family lived the Hollywood high life after a string of hit movies until he refused to testify before the House of Un-American Activities Committee.
Long-time Communist party member Trumbo and his family - Diane Lane is typically terrific as his loyal wife - lived the Hollywood high life after a string of hit movies until he refused to testify before the House of Un-American Activities Committee.
In 1947 he was one of the Hollywood Ten who were blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities, then looking at Communist influence in the movies.