DAILY FUEL: The Hollywood Ten Stand Up to the Red Scare

On this date in 1947, the HOLLYWOOD TEN were convicted by the U.S. House of Representatives of Contempt of Congress. In a highly publicized series of hearings held by the House Un-American Activities Committee led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, various members of the Hollywood establishment were suspected or accused outright of having Communist sympathies and forced to testify against their colleagues. Blacklisted artists were kept from working  — some for decades —and in many cases never recovered the career positions they’d attained. A short documentary on the Hollywood ten was created by director John Berry in 1950.

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