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The Final Victim of the BlacklistJohn Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten$
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Gerald Horne

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520243729

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520243729.001.0001

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The Final Victim of the Blacklist
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Gerald Horne

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0011

John Howard Lawson was dragged forcibly from the witness chair during his stormy testimony in Washington during the fall of 1947. As during state legislative hearings Lawson denied his Communist Party membership, but he had hardly been evacuated from the busy sanctum on Capitol Hill when a congressional investigator unveiled a “registration card No. 47275 made out in the name” of Lawson. Not only Red Hollywood but also Liberal Hollywood initially viewed these congressional hearings as a clear and present danger. Lawson and his comrades thought they had a sound case, since being a Communist theretofore had not been embraced warmly but certainly had not been used as a predicate for imprisonment. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) proceeded in its crusade to discredit Red Hollywood. Some stars were seized with fear about the otherwise mundane.

Keywords:   John Howard Lawson, Communist Party, state legislative hearings, Washington, Red Hollywood, Liberal Hollywood, House Un-American Activities Committee

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