The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker has pointed out: At this time, private loyalty-review boards and anti-communist investigators began to appear to fill a growing demand among certain industries to certify that their employees were above reproach.
And it is my understanding of the function of Congressional Committees that they are set up by the Congress for the express purpose of inquiring into matter that may lead to the initiation of legislation in the Congress.
Nearly 3, seamen and longshoremen lost their jobs due to this program alone. I did not want to remain a martyr to something that I absolutely believed was immoral and wrong.
This tactic failed, and the ten were sentenced to prison for contempt of Congress. Lawson, are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party of the United States? I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them, or to those who may come after me.
Hundreds of Communists and others were prosecuted under this law between and Most of the witnesses were excused after taking the Fifth Amendment.
At first he refused to name other members of the party: I had been on a number of early talk shows with people like George S. Over the Voice of America we have broadcast to the entire world the freedom of our labor But for the vast majority, both the potential for them to do harm to the nation and the nature of their communist affiliation were tenuous.
That now celebrated film attacked anti-Semitism in particular and racial hatred and intolerance generally. There was no help for this: Hitherto I had been quite busy as an actor, but my professional fortunes have waned considerably, coincident with the mentioning of my name.
Six years later it was abolished and its functions transferred to the House Judiciary Committee. Beginning in the s, several documentaries emerged featuring women filmmakers of varying national, racial, and sexual identities who work in a range of film production practices. These agencies would keep cross-referenced lists of leftist organizations, publications, rallies, charities and the like, as well as lists of individuals who were known or suspected communists.
Seeger was expected to follow his example but instead he answered their questions. In speaking as a Jew, I speak in a deeper sense as an American, as the one who has to take the first blow for my fellow-Americans.
Pare Lorentz, Poet and Filmmaker. Smith Act trials of communist party leaders Efforts to protect the United States from the perceived threat of Communist subversion were particularly enabled by several federal laws. No one knew who might be reported for his association with someone else, however slight that association might be; no one knew how suspect were the friends of his friends.
The rest were innocent activities that Red Channels viewed with suspicion. Red Channels included me because I had been offered my own TV talk show. Kearney of New York and Charles E. In it he wanted to make the point that the HUAC was having a damaging impact on world opinion: I maintain that this is an evil and vicious procedure; that it is legally unjust and morally indecent - and that it places in danger every other American, since if the rights of any one citizen can be invaded, then the constitutional guaranties of every other American have been subverted and no one is any longer protected from official tyranny.
Columbia University Press, c On 25th June,Robert Rossen admitted that in the s he had friends who were members of the American Communist Party. Matusow was released after spending three and a half years in Lewisburg PrisonPennsylvania. Documentaries about Women Filmmakers as Feminist Activism.
My counsel tells me that if I answer questions about myself, I will have waived my rights under the fifth amendment and could be forced legally to answer questions about others. Then we went lower and lower as the blacklist crowded us in. It suggests that the recent appetite for documentaries might arise from anxieties about access to reliable information about the real.
I went to see him McCarthy himself was a Catholic.From peplums to giallos, from low budget British comedies to Eurospy films, from Spaghetti Westerns to. Read the essential details about the Un-American Activities Committee. The main objective of the HUAC was the investigation of un-American and subversive activities.
Soon after his appointment Dies received a telegram from the Ku Klux Klan: "Every true American, and that includes every Klansman, is behind you and your committee in its effort to turn the country back to the honest, freedom.
listing of classic documentary works in MRC. This listing also includes references to books and articles about individual documentary filmmakers. McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term refers to U.S.
Senator Joseph McCarthy and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting from the late s through the s and characterized by heightened political repression as well as an alleged campaign spreading fear of.
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