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Dalton TrumboBlacklisted Hollywood Radical$
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Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146805

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001

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The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities

The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities

(p.185) 9 The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities
Dalton Trumbo

Larry Ceplair

Christopher Trumbo

University Press of Kentucky

As part of Congress’s Cold War strategy, members of the House Committee on Un-American Activities launched a full-scale investigation of Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. Nineteen suspected Communists, Trumbo among them, were subpoenaed to appear in Washington in October. Eleven of those identified as “unfriendly witnesses” testified, and ten (the Hollywood Ten) were charged with contempt of Congress. They were then blacklisted by the movie industry.

Keywords:   Dalton Trumbo, House Committee on Un-American Activities, J. Parnell Thomas, Hollywood Ten, blacklist

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