Journalist Howard Rushmore testifies before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1947, October 27 Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC or HCUA) an Investigating Committee of the United States House of Representatives, questions Hollywood personalities about communist influence. Journalist Howard Rushmore is asked questions. He is asked about Gerhart Eisler and whether he was "Jerome's "boss, and whether Eisler was a Communist. Witness answers that he is one of the major ones and that he is a representative of communist international in the United States. He mentions giving certain communists favorable press. Member of committee calls such communists 'Sacred Cows', witness call them 'Sacred Red Cows'. He takes name of Edward G Robinson and states that Jerome had instructed him to always defend Robinson, even if he gave a poor performance in a bad picture. . He talks to the committee about meeting of American committee, for the protection of foreign born, in Cleveland. Attorney General Biddle labeled it as a communist front in 1943. The committee asks him about League of American Writers and whether it is a Communist organization. Journalist also takes names of Earl Browder and Mike Gold, a writer for the Daily Worker newspaper.
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