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Several members of the screenwriters and directors known as the "Hollywood Ten," together with members of their families at a demonstration before their imprisonment for failure to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their Communist Party memberships or associations. Included second from the left are Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie (in the beret), and Dalton Trumbo (wearing eyeglasses). Herbert Biberman is third from the right and Ring Lardner, Jr., is standing under the Adrian Scott sign. Public concern that Communist sympathizers might be including propaganda in Hollywood films was part of the background to the anti-Communist hysteria created by Joseph R. McCarthy during the 1950s.

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Several members of the screenwriters and directors known as the "Hollywood Ten," together with members of their families at a demonstration before their imprisonment for failure to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their Communist Party memberships or associations. Included second from the left are Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie (in the beret), and Dalton Trumbo (wearing eyeglasses). Herbert Biberman is third from the right and Ring Lardner, Jr., is standing under the Adrian Scott sign. Public concern that Communist sympathizers might be including propaganda in Hollywood films was part of the background to the anti-Communist hysteria created by Joseph R. McCarthy during the 1950s.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3677
Creation Date:October 28 1947
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:WCFTR Name File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:WCFTR #B/61
Original Dimensions:20 x 16 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Restricted. Contact WCFTR for reproduction rights.
SUBJECTS
Motion pictures
Motion picture plays
Writing
Men
Communism
Signs and signboards
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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