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Photo of the Hollywood 10. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

This 1947 photo above features members of "The Hollywood Ten" many of whom would serve time in prison during the post-WWII "Red Scare".

Why were they convicted?


For conspiracy to commit treason in their attempt to share atomic energy secrets with The Soviet Union.


For contempt of Congress in refusing to cooperate with The House on Un-American Activities.


For writing and directing films that seemed to glorify the merits of Soviet life.


For perjury in lying about their associations with Soviet filmmakers.


For acting in both theatrical and film productions that were considered anti-American.

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