1951: As the McCarthy witchhunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities
As screenwriter Foreman was making the film, he was forced to t4stify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities
about his involvement in the Communist Party.
Based on the biography by Bruce Cook, Trumbo is a handsome period drama that relives the work of the House Un-American Activities
3 THE HOUSE ON CARROLL STREET (1988) THRILLER with Kelly McGillis as a woman who loses her job when she refuses to divulge names to the House Un-American Activities
Committee and ends up working as a companion to an elderly lady.
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
When Fearing, who died in 1961 and would have turned 102 this week, was asked the $64,000 question when he appeared before the House Un-American Activities
Committee in 1950"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
Most were involved with the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (JAFRC), an organization devoted to the situation in Spain, that received extensive investigation by the House Un-American Activities
His views led to him being blacklisted and kept off TV for many years during the McCarthy period in the 1950s and he was questioned over his political activities by the Un-American Activities
Committee but he denied his views made him disloyal to his country.
As a member of the Communist Party, Trumbo was among the Hollywood 10: screenwriters and directors blacklisted in 1947 after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities
At the age of three, her family fled the US before her father could be called by Senator McCarthy's notorious House of Un-American Activities
Committee; the family settled in the UK.
Chapter 2 examines the work at CBS of key writer Norman Corwin, whose thirteen-part series One World Flight brought him to the attention of the House Committee on Un-American Activities
in 1947 for his sympathies (p.
Edgar Hoover, both interesting and informative, until I got to this sentence: "Could a Hollywood film-maker not see the irony in making a sympathetic portrait of a man who fed the dirt to McCarthy's House Un-American Activities
Committee, which resulted in film industry blacklists and many ruined careers?