Tagged: House Un-American Activities Committee

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...

Hollywood Ten - Film and TV Censorship

Blacklists, Censorship And The State Of Writing For Films And TV – Sy Gomberg – 1975 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Although he wasn’t directly part of the Red Scare during the McCarthy era, writer Sy Gomberg was a well-respected, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Professor who was only too aware of that particularly dark period of our culture. As careers were destroyed and livelihoods were reduced to poverty, the infamous reign of...

Hélène Grimaud

Hélène Grimaud With Yannick Nèzet-Sèguin And The Philadelphia Orchestra – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Hélène Grimaud, Piano – The Philadelphia Orchestra – Yannick Nèzet Sèguin, cond. March 3, 2016 The brilliant French pianist Hélène Grimaud this week, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a program of only two works – Brahms venerable Piano Concerto Number 2 and Robert...

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...