HUAAC

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HUAACHouse Un-American Activities Committee (usually seen as HUAC)
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Returning home a convinced socialist, he soon joined the Communist Party as he perceived it to be the most stalwart force opposing fascism, only to later become disillusioned and eager to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy era.
We discovered Ava Helen's lifetime WILPF membership certificate, her membership card, and a WILPF statement in support of Linus Pauling's anti-nuclear work during an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. We also discovered a handwritten copy of her speech from the 1959 International Congress of WILPF.
Warner, was a friend of Nixon and had testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, naming a dozen screenwriters as Communists.
The director is still haunted by his decision to give names to the House Un-American Activities Committee, while playwright Arthur Miller is "perched on his shoulder as the conscience of America".
Tough Without a Gun presents a relatively comprehensive guide to the straight facts of Bogart's life--his tony upbringing, his years in theater, his battles with the House Un-American Activities Committee. But it's not quite the stuff that dreams are made of." KEITH STASKIEWICZ
The same year, Congress began a high-profile investigation of Hollywood, and the House Un-American Activities Committee won the studios' cooperation in seeking to purge the movie industry of people whose Communist sympathies might influence popular films.
They and their parents--who'd fled to California after having relocated to Switzerland at the beginning of the war--were hounded back to Europe after the war by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), whose members had branded the Manns as "premature anti-fascists."
They came to the States in 1941, only to flee the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee six years later; Brecht-Schall and Brecht's longtime assistant director, Carl Weber, provide amused commentary to footage of Brecht's "brilliant performance" before the HUAC.
Daisy's eccentric husband, Walter, is a writer of radio serials with a secret communist past that could get him called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, barring his future employment.
And tangled up with that was the famous House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) trial of 1953, where, afraid for his own career, he named the names of friends in the Communist Party, of which he'd been a vague member for a short time.
From the wry, farcical baseball humor in "The Great American Novel" that builds up to the intercession of the House Un-American Activities Committee, to the cruel marital tragedy and treachery of "My Life as a Man", to the intriguing story of a smart and adventurous man pushing the bounds of erotic possibility in "The Professor of Desire", each classic work explores a different facet of the subtext constantly running beneath the human condition.