Tagged: Dalton Trumbo

HUAC Hearings

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

– The Story Behind The Headlines – November 2, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Described variously as A Sinister Circus Atmosphere, the House Un-American Activities Committee got underway in Washington. Set out to prove allegations that Hollywood was a veritable cesspool of Communist sympathizers, all bent on distorting...

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

– MBS – Martin Dies Address – October 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the years following World War 1, there had been the threat of a takeover or violent revolution in America from one extremist group or another. In the days at the end of World...

Fall 1948

September 22, 1948 – Officially The First Day Of Fall – Even In 1948 – Truman And Dewey Race In Final Stretch

First day of Fall, 1948. Election season was in full-swing. So was the Berlin crisis. So was the Cold War. In Britain, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told the House of Commons that Britain, France and the U.S. were bound together in their opposition to Soviet aggression in Europe. They were...

Damaging Reputations, Tarnishing Good Names, Impugning Morals – Nov. 2, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Story Behind The Headlines – Hollywood 10 and Civil Rights – NBC Radio – November 2, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The famous Witch Hunts of 1947. With the Cold War ramping up to proportions edging on hysteria, it was...