HUAC

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HUACHouse un-American Activities Committee
HUACHoward University Alumni Club (various locations)
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Ironically, the image today most often associated with this period is the congressional investigations of Hollywood that began before McCarthy came on the scene, when screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers were dragged before the House Un-American Activities Committee and asked to "name names" of colleagues who had Communist ties or sympathies.
Chaplin has been under severe pressure in the US over accusations from Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee that he is associated with left-wing causes.
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.
It's 1960 in front of the San Francisco courthouse where hearings by the House Un-American Activities Committee are to take place.
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.
As the Cold War, in general, and the spirit of intolerance epitomized by the inquiries of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Senator Joseph McCarthy, in particular, began to grip national and domestic politics, the space for protest and dissent would become decidedly more cramped.
To date, little has been written about the many African American actors, entertainers, activists, artists, and labor leaders of color who were blacklisted and watched by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
With our songs of fellowship and international solidarity, the lefty, top-of-the-charts Weavers were fair game for the House Un-American Activities Committee and its minions.