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Burl Ives was identified in the infamous 1950 pamphlet, Red Channels, as an entertainer with supposed Communist ties. In 1952, under considerable pressure, Ives cooperated with the House Unamerican Activities Committee and named fellow folk singer Pete Seeger and others as possible Communists.   Ives’ cooperation with the HUAC ended his blacklisting, allowing him to continue with his movie acting...

Burl Ives was identified in the infamous 1950 pamphlet, Red Channels, as an entertainer with supposed Communist ties. In 1952, under considerable pressure, Ives cooperated with the House Unamerican Activities Committee and named fellow folk singer Pete Seeger and others as possible Communists. Ives’ cooperation with the HUAC ended his blacklisting, allowing him to continue with his movie acting...

4. Burl Ives -- singer, actor, dear, kind hearted man.  Appeared in several Disney movies or specials. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Summer Magic, Long Hot Summer

4. Burl Ives -- singer, actor, dear, kind hearted man. Appeared in several Disney movies or specials. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Summer Magic, Long Hot Summer

HUAC member (Nixon, Investigator Robert Stripling, and Chairman Thomas) with Hiss files.  HUAC: House Unamerican Activities Committee

HUAC member (Nixon, Investigator Robert Stripling, and Chairman Thomas) with Hiss files. HUAC: House Unamerican Activities Committee

100 Ideas That Changed Film. The impact of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee’s investigation into Communism in HOllywood can never fully be assessed: after all, it’s impossible to assess the caliber of scripts never written and performances never given. Nevertheless, the witch hunt that took place between 1947 and 1952 represents the studio system’s darkest hour.

100 Ideas That Changed Film

100 Ideas That Changed Film. The impact of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee’s investigation into Communism in HOllywood can never fully be assessed: after all, it’s impossible to assess the caliber of scripts never written and performances never given. Nevertheless, the witch hunt that took place between 1947 and 1952 represents the studio system’s darkest hour.

Congress convened a House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) to investigate Communist influence in Hollywood.Although most of the Hollywood Ten were Party members,instead of simply invoking their 5th Amendant rights they challenged the Committee's right to ask about their political beliefs.Congress cited all for contempt .After failed appeals,they were jailed.

Congress convened a House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) to investigate Communist influence in Hollywood.Although most of the Hollywood Ten were Party members,instead of simply invoking their 5th Amendant rights they challenged the Committee's right to ask about their political beliefs.Congress cited all for contempt .After failed appeals,they were jailed.

The Committee for the First Amendment, a group of Hollywood Stars, stand outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC to protest the House un-American Activities Committee's  censorship of the film industry.  Their involvement proved ineffective and only drew suspicion onto them.  The group quickly disbanded.  Among those in attendance are stars Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Huston, and Danny Kaye.  October 27, 1947.  © Bettmann/CORBIS

The Committee for the First Amendment, a group of Hollywood Stars, stand outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC to protest the House un-American Activities Committee's censorship of the film industry. Their involvement proved ineffective and only drew suspicion onto them. The group quickly disbanded. Among those in attendance are stars Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Huston, and Danny Kaye. October 27, 1947. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Burl Ives (6/14/09 - 4/14/95) American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures.

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Burl Ives (6/14/09 - 4/14/95) American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures.

Some of Hollywood’s best known actors, including Lauren Bacall , Humphrey Bogart , Danny Kaye , and Gene Kelly, deplane in Washington on their way to protest the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Communist hysteria led to the blacklisting of hundreds of writers, directors , and actors.

Some of Hollywood’s best known actors, including Lauren Bacall , Humphrey Bogart , Danny Kaye , and Gene Kelly, deplane in Washington on their way to protest the investigations of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Communist hysteria led to the blacklisting of hundreds of writers, directors , and actors.

Chuck Cooper and Timothy Don perform Paul Robeson's testimony before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in an evening on the subject of BRAVERY.

Chuck Cooper and Timothy Don perform Paul Robeson's testimony before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in an evening on the subject of BRAVERY.