On October 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry.

October 20, 2010 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Martha Holmes: Actors standing (L-R) Danny Kaye, June Havoc and Humphrey Bogart, with his wife actress Lauren Bacall sitting beside him, listening intently amid seated crowd at House Un-American Activities Commission Hearings on communists in the film industry. Washington, DC, US, October 31, 1947
Gelatin silver print

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