FBI Confidential Files on Communist Activity in the Entertainment Industry and FBI Surveillance Files on Hollywood on Microfilm

Collection Number: 6111 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
FBI Confidential Files on Communist Activity in the Entertainment Industry and FBI Surveillance Files on Hollywood on Microfilm, 1938-1958
Collection Number:
6111 mf
Creator:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Quantity:
15 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records, microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English

SUBJECTS

Names:
Leab, Daniel J.
Lester, Robert.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation-- Archives.
University Publications of America (Firm)

Subjects:
Motion picture industry--Political aspects--United States--History--Sources.
Communism--United States--1917---Sources.
Blacklisting of entertainers--United States--History--Sources.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records
Microfilm


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FBI Confidential Files on Communist Activity in the Entertainment Industry and FBI Surveillance Files on Hollywood on Microfilm #6111 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1
Reel 1 Item 1 1942-1943
September 1942-July 1943. 307 pp.: List of radical artists, writers, actors, and musicians; Communist influence in labor unions; Harry Carlisle; Communist front organizations and activities; LATSE; films of a propaganda nature; Mission to Moscow; writers' unions; establishment of American Legion Union Post [Cinema Post #561].
Reel 1 Item 2 1943-1944
July 1943-April 1944. 228 pp.: Mission to Moscow; films of a propaganda nature; Warner Brothers Pictures; Cinema Post #561; Northwest Section (Movie Industry), Los Angeles County Communist Party organization and membership list; Screen Writers Guild; AFL and independent unions; history of Communist infiltration; Communist front organizations; Hollywood Democratic Committee.
Reel 1 Item 3 1944
April 1944 cont.-August 1944. 283 pp.: Propaganda in films; Motion Picture Labor Committee for Political Action; Northwest Section (Movie Industry), Los Angeles County Communist Party organization and membership list; history of Communist infiltration; Mikhail Kalatozov; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; League of American Writers; Communist and Communist-front organizations' membership subdivided into producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses, labor, and miscellaneous; Hollywood Democratic Committee; OWI activities; War Activities Committee-OWI film productions; Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals; Cinema Post #561.
Reel 1 Item 4 1944-1945
October 1944-March 1945. 180 pp.: History of Communist Infiltration; Communist Political Association activities; Hollywood Democratic Committee; AFL Political Action Committee activities; Cecil B. DeMille; Communist infiltration of RKO Radio Pictures@CIO Political Action Committee; CSU; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; strike activities; Herbert Sorrell.
Reel 2
Reel 2 Item 1 1945
February 1945-June 1945. 89 pp.: Soviet request for 35mm film; The Master Race; propaganda in films; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; Hollywood Democratic Committee; OWI activities; Council of Hollywood Guilds and Unions; strike activities; Herbert Sorrell; Communist Political Association; Motion Picture Alliance; screen guilds; HICCASP; CSU.
Reel 2 Item 2 1945
June 1945 cont. 86 pp.: Report on Soviet influence and propaganda efforts in Hollywood. @Volume 7. June 1945 cont.-September 1945. 101 pp.: HUAC investigations; Actors' Laboratory; Motion Picture Alliance; CSU-IATSE jurisdictional strike; IATSE [AFL]; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; ICCASP; Warner Brothers Pictures studio riot; Herbert Sorrell. @Volume 8. November 1945-May 1947. 270 pp.: CSU jurisdictional strikes; IATSE [AFL]; AFL strike call; Helen Gahagan Douglas; American Youth for Democracy; Frank Sinatra; Herbert Sorrell; HUAC investigations; Tenney Committee investigations; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; HICCASP; strike activities; International Film and Radio Guild; Pale Robeson and the National Win-the-Peace Committee; Motion Picture Alliance; Communist political and election activities; labor violence; PCA; International Labor Organization (ILO) support of CSU; People's Educational Center. @Volume 9. May 1947 cont.-August 1947. 127 pp. [Documents in this file are in reverse chronological order]: House Un-American Activities Committee investigations; V.J. Jerome; Henry Wallace; CSU; name checks and Communist party members; Eric Johnston and the Motion Picture Association; PCA, Hollywood Chapter; Motion Picture Alliance. @Volume 10. August 1947 cont. 252 pp.: Report on the history, prominent individuals, and organization of Communist infiltration.
Reel 2 Item 3 1945
June 1945 cont.-September 1945. 101 pp.: HUAC investigations; Actors' Laboratory; Motion Picture Alliance; CSU- IATSE jurisdictional strike; IATSE [AFL]; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; ICCASP; Warner Brothers Pictures studio riot; Herbert Sorrell.
Reel 2 Item 4 1945-1947
November 1945-May 1947. 270 pp.: CSU jurisdictional strikes; IATSE [AFL]; AFL strike call; Helen Gahagan Douglas; American Youth for Democracy; Frank Sinatra; Herbert Sorrell; HUAC investigations; Tenney Committee investigations; Hollywood Writers Mobilization; HICCASP; strike activities; International Film and Radio Guild; Pale Robeson and the National Win-the-Peace Committee; Motion Picture Alliance; Communist political and election activities; labor violence; PCA; International Labor Organization (ILO) support of CSU; People's Educational Center.
Reel 2 Item 5 1947
May 1947 cont.-August 1947. 127 pp. [Documents in this file are in reverse chronological order]: House Un-American Activities Committee investigations; V.J. Jerome; Henry Wallace; CSU; name checks and Communist party members; Eric Johnston and the Motion Picture Association; PCA, Hollywood Chapter; Motion Picture Alliance.
Reel 2 Item 6 1947
August 1947 cont. 252 pp.: Report on the history, prominent individuals, and organization of Communist infiltration.
Reel 3
Reel 3 Item 1 1947
August 1947 cont.-October 1947. 271 pp.: Communist propaganda pamphlet Is Communism Un-American?; Communist industrial recruiting; Industrial Subsection, Hollywood Section, Los Angeles Communist Party; trials of studio strikers; The American Crime; name checks; CSU; strikes; HUAC investigations; propaganda in films; FBI policy on previewing films for propaganda content; Ronald Reagan; Eric Johnston and the Motion Picture Association; Gary Cooper.
Reel 3 Item 2 1947
October 1947 cont.-November 1947. 186 pp.: History of infiltration; name checks for HUAC; HUAC Washington hearings; Charles Chaplin; Senator Claude Pepper; surveillance of and informant reports on Hollywood persons involved in the HUAC hearings; John Garfield; Communist efforts to thwart HUAC investigations; FBI previewing of films for propaganda content; John Garfield; Paul Draper; All My Sons; Arthur Miller; PCA activities opposing the HUAC hearings; Louis B. Mayer.
Reel 3 Item 3 1947
November 1947 cont. 93 pp.: Efforts to defend subpoenaed "Unfriendly 19"; surveillance of and informant reports on Hollywood persons involved in the HUAC hearings; Edward G. Robinson; testimony before HUAC; Martin Popper.
Reel 3 Item 4 1947
November 1947 cont. 111 pp.: HUAC Washington hearings and "Unfriendly 19;" National Lawyers Guild; Tenney Committee hearings; Communist influence in New York motion picture industry; Bartley S. Crum; surveillance of and informant reports on Hollywood persons involved in the HUAC hearings; Martin Popper; Screen Writers Guild.
Reel 3 Item 5 1947-1948
October 1947-January 1948. 320 pp.: Committee for the First Amendment; efforts to support subpoenaed "Unfriendly 19"; surveillance of and informant reports on Hollywood persons involved in the HUAC hearings; Ira Gershwins; Max Lowenthal; Martin Popper and National Lawyers Guild activities; Bartley C. Crum; Eric Johnston; John Garfield; wiretaps; American Writers Association; PCA; Hollywood "purge"; reactions to the HUAC hearings; indictment of Hollywood "10"; International Motion Picture Committee.
Reel 4
Reel 4 Item 1 1947-1948
December 1947-May 1948. 296 pp.: People's Educational Center; PCA; screen guilds; Eric Johnston and Motion Picture Producers Committee; FBI previewing of alleged propaganda films; microphone surveillance of Benjamin Margolis; Motion Picture Association; "Hollywood 10"; Actors' Laboratory; Committee of 1000; Lynn [Lin] Root; New York theater investigations; Freedom From Fear Committee; labor situation in Hollywood; Senator Claude Peppers; Screen Writers Guild; Martin Popper; Thieves' Paradise; Motion Picture Alliance; Civil Rights Congress.
Reel 4 Item 2 1948-1949
May 1948 cont.-January 1949. 246 pp.: Review of book Hollywood on Trial; Abe Polonsky; wiretaps; Motion Picture Association; Hollywood Section, Los Angeles Communist Party, reorganization; Hollywood ASP and Conference for Peace; screen guilds; Sid Benson; Screen Writers Guild; "Hollywood 10"; Dore Schary; French motion picture industry; National Americanism Commission of the American Legion; RKO Radio Pictures studios; Myron C. Fagan; Cinema Educational Guild; Lester Cole lawsuit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM); John Howard Lawson; Civil Rights Congress.
Reel 4 Item 3 1949
January 1949 cont.-September 1949. 192 pp.: Cinema Educational Guild; "Hollywood 10" activities; activities calling for abolition of HUAC; Anti-Censorship Committee; Conference on Cultural Freedom and Civil Liberties; New York City ASP; social democracy and the theater; Communist infiltration of New York theater; Lester Cole lawsuit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM); Motion Picture Alliance; Western Peace Conference; Hollywood ASP; Civil Rights Congress; Communist infiltration in the radio industry; John Howard Lawson; Dalton Trumbo; FBI reviews of films for propaganda content.
Reel 4 Item 4 1949-1950
September 1949 cont.-January 1950. 184 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; John Howard Lawson; Dalton Trumbo; Cinema Educational Guild; Myron C. Fagan; Hollywood ASP; Continental Congress for World Peace; screen guilds; Civil Rights Congress; Lester Cole; Communist infiltration of the radio-television industry; New York City ASP.
Reel 4 Item 5 1950
January 1950 cont.-April 1950. 145 pp.: Los Angeles County Communist Party; National ASP; Hollywood ASP; "Hollywood 10" activities; screen guilds; Cinema Educational Guild; Myron C. Fagan; FBI reviews of motion pictures; Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace; Communist cultural activities; John Howard Lawson; Communist infiltration of legitimate theater; Actors Equity Association; Clifford Odets; Paul Draper; Hollywood ASP on hydrogen bomb issue; American-Soviet Friendship Committee; Screen Writers Guild.
Reel 5
Reel 5 Item 1 1950
April 1950 cont.-June 1950. 79 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; "US Supreme Court and Hollywood 10"; Hollywood ASP on political issues; Herbert Biberman; Rockwell Kent; Cinema Educational Guild; Myron C. Fagan.
Reel 5 Item 2 1950
June 1950 cont. 58 pp.: Communist infiltration of legitimate theater; People's Drama, Inc.@ Little Theater Groups; Gene Kelly; lists of suspected and Communist theatrical personnel.
Reel 5 Item 3 1950
June 1950 cont.-September 1950. 125 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; Hollywood ASP support of "Hollywood 10;" Herbert K. Sorrell; Screen Writers Guild; Committee for the "Hollywood 10"; Drew Pearson allegations regarding Louis B. Mayer and cancellation of HUAC hearings on Hollywood in 1945-1946; National ASP support of "Hollywood 10"; reorganization of Los Angeles County Communist Party apparatus.
Reel 5 Item 4 1950
August 1950-September 1950. 152 pp.: History of Communist infiltration; John Howard Lawson; list of suspected and Communist motion picture industry personnel; Louis B. Mayer; Harry M. Warner; Korean War issue; Hollywood ASP; Screen Directors Guild; Screen Writers Guild; Motion Picture Alliance; 1947 HUAC hearings; "Hollywood 10" activities.
Reel 5 Item 5 1950
September 1950 cont.-November 1950. 152 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; Cinema Educational Guild and Myron C. Fagan; Hollywood ASP activities; Committee for the Protection of Foreign Born; Committee to Free the "Hollywood 10" activities; Dore Schary; Screen Directors Guild.
Reel 5 Item 6 1950
November 1950 cont. 58 pp.: Cultural Commission, Communisty Party, USA; labor unions; Actors Equity Association; Committee for the Negro in the Arts; People's Drama, Inc.@ FBI reviews of motion pictures; "Hollywood 10" activities; international motion picture affairs.
Reel 5 Item 7 1950-1951
November 1950 cont.-February 1951. 197 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; Cinema Educational Guild; labor unions; Communist front intellectual and entertainment groups; Committee to Free "Hollywood 10" activities; Hollywood ASP activities; Motion Picture Industry Council; screen guilds; anti-Communist activities in Hollywood; Korean War issue; Dore Schary; New Playwrights, Inc. People's Drama, Inc.@ An Enemy of the People; Edward Dmytryk; Los Angeles Committee for the Protection of Foreign Born; FBI reviews of motion pictures.
Reel 5 Item 8 1951
February 1951 cont.-April 1951. 200 pp.: HUAC investigations and hearings; National ASP; Hollywood ASP protest activities; Herbert Biberman; Communist front intellectual and entertainment groups; Gale A. Sondergaard; Motion Picture Alliance and John Wayne; Cinema Educational Guild; CSU; Herbert K. Sorrell; Edward Dmytryk; Screen Writers Guild.
Reel 6
Reel 6 Item 1 1951
April 1951 cont.-June 1951. 218 pp.: HUAC investigations and herings; Meta Reis Rosenberg; Los Angeles County Communist Party membership; Cinema Educational Guild; National ASP's anti-HUAC activities; Motion Picture Alliance; American Guild of Variety Artists; informant reports; Hollywood Communists in Mexico; Myron C. Fagan. Volume 30. June 1951 cont. 56 pp.: Labor unions; National ASP activities; American Federation of Musicians, Local 802; Communist front intellectual and enteratinment groups; American National Theater and Academy; Huac investigations and hearings; Union Films.
Reel 6 Item 2 1951
June 1951 cont.-September 1951. 155 pp.: HUAC investigations and hearings; Hollywood ASP; Steve Nelson Case and the Civil Rights Congress; Herbert Biberman; John Howard Lawson; Korean War issue.
Reel 6 Item 3 1951-1952
September 1951 cont.-March 1952. 183 pp.: National Americanism Commission of the American Legion; list of motion pictures containing Communist or "fellow traveler" motion picture personnel; HUAC hearings; John Howard Lawson; Hollywood ASP activities; Negro motion picture actors and actresses; Screen Writers Guild; Screen Actors Guild; Motion Picture Alliance; American Legion support of anti-Communist activities in Hollywood; Hollywood Communist Party organization [John Reed Division] membership; HUAC Los Angeles Hearings witness list; Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms.
Reel 6 Item 4 1952
March 1952 cont.-July 1952. 155 pp.: HUAC Los Angeles investigations and heraings; witness lists; anti-HUAC activities; Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms; American Legion support of anti-Communist activities; Motion Picture Association; Paul Jarrico-RKO Radio Pictures dispute; Communist infiltration of New York theater and radio groups; Hollywood ASP activities; National Lawyers Guild, Beverly Hills Chapter; Edward G. Robinson; Hollywood ASP Equal Rights Conference for Negroes; Freedom Stage, Inc.
Reel 7
Reel 7 Item 1 1952
June 1952-August 1952. 19 pp.: Judy Holliday; Hollywood ASP activities; Hollywood chapter, Civil Rights Congress, activities.
Reel 7 Item 2 1952-1953
August 1952 cont.-January 1953. 115 pp.: HUAC Los Angeles hearings; Hollywood ASP protest activities; Communist infiltration of radio-television industry; interrelation of Communist cultural activities between Los Angeles and New York City; National ASP on Korean War; Los Angeles Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case; Motion Picture Industry Council support of HUAC; Champions of the Bill of Rights; Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms.
Reel 7 Item 3 1953
January 1953 cont.-December 1953. 159 pp.: American Legion anti-Communist activities; HUAC Los Angeles hearings; Screen Actors Guild; witness lists; Hollywood ASP activities; law suits against motion picture industry; Independent Productions Corporation; The Salt of the Earth; Actor's Equity Association; labor unions; National ASP; congressional investigations in entertainment industry; John Howard Lawson; Lucille Ball.
Reel 7 Item 4 1953-1955
December 1953 cont.-March 1955. 240 pp.: Hollywood ASP activities; The Salt of the Earth; labor unions; Martin Berkeley; New York ASP; Herbert Biberman; John Howard Lawson; labor situation; Citizens Committee to Perserve American Freedoms; activities of Nwe York City FBI office; Motion Picture Alliance; gray lists issue; informant activities; Communist infiltration of radio-television industry; National ASP; reorganization of Los Angeles Communist Party's Cultural Division; Writers Guild of America; Barry Storm; The General Died at Dawn.
Reel 7 Item 5 1955
March 1955 cont.-December 1955. 152 pp.: Los Angeles Communist Party organization; Writers Guild of America; studio craft unions and screen guilds; Hollywood ASP activities; Fund for the Republic activities; New York ASP activities; The Salt of the Earth; Communist film reviews; list of Communists in motion picture industry; labor-studeio contract negotiations; American Legion list of Communists in motion picture industry; IATSE; HUAC hearings; Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc.@ Communist ghost writer allegations; Motion Picture Alliance; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL; HUAC hearings on Communist infiltration in the New York theater and radio-television industries.
Reel 7 Item 6 1956-1958
January 1956-November 1958. 197 pp.: John Cromwell; Los Angeles Communist Party, Cultural Division membership; Citizens Committee to Preserve American Freedoms; Musicians Committee for Cultural Freedom; Hollywood ASP activities; HUAC hearings; Independent Productions Corporation; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL; HUAC hearings on Communist infiltration in the New York theater and radio-television industries; Fund for the Republic activities; Marilyn Monroe; Storm Center; King Brothers, Inc. cover up of Communist script writers; John Howard Lawson; blacklisting issue; Arts and Research Foundation; activities of the "Hollywood 10"
Reel 8
Reel 8 Item 1 1943-1944
January 1943-February 1944. 118 pp.: Labor union activities; Mission to Moscow; Press reviews of films; David Platt's "Film Front" column--commentaries and reviews [from Daily Worker]; Motion Picture Alliance; Charles Chaplin.
Reel 8 Item 2 1944
March 1944-December 1944. 103 pp.: David Platt's "Film Front" column--commentaries and reviews [from Daily Worker]; The Negro Soldier; labor union activities; Hollywood Democratic Committee; Seventh Cross; Motion Picture Alliance; Screen Writers Guild; Hollywood Writers Mobilization.
Reel 8 Item 3 1945
January 1945-May 1945. 102 pp.: David Platt's "Film Front" column--commentaries and reviews [from Daily Worker]; Screen Actors Guild; Uncle Remus; postwar educational film production; Soviet films; CSU-IATSE jurisdictional strike; labor violence.
Reel 8 Item 4 1945
June 1945-December 1945. 65 pp.: David Platt's column--commentaries and reviews [from Daily Worker]; proposed HUAC investigations of motion picture industry; Motion Picture Alliance; Cecil B. DeMille; Herbert K. Sorrell and CSU strike activities; religious and racial intolerance in motion picture industry.
Reel 8 Item 5 1946
January 1946-December 1946. 47 pp.: David Platt's column--commentaries and revews [from Daily Worker]@United Productions; screen guilds; labor-studios wage negotiations; HUAC investigations.
Reel 8 Item 6 1947
January 1947-June 1947. 102 pp.: David Platt's column--commentaries and reviews [from Daily Worker]; foreign film reviews; HUAC investigations and hearings; anti-Soviet films; Robert Taylor and the Song of Russias; Adolphe Menjou; Eric Johnston; Screen Writers Guild.
Reel 8 Item 7 1947
July 1947-October 1947. 117 pp.: HUAC hearings; House Labor Subcommittee investigations of unions; labor strife; Los Angeles "Town Meeting of the Air" [radio discussion program]; Charles Chaplin; Hanns Eisler; PCA anti-HUAC activities; "Unfriendly 19"; Jack L. Warner.
Reel 8 Item 8 1947
October 1947 cont. 117 pp.: Robert Taylor and Song of Russia; HUAC hearings; John Howard Lawson; Adolph Menjou; John Weber espionage investigation and Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin; Rupert Hughes; Paul V. McNutt; Committee for the First Amendment.
Reel 8 Item 9 1947
October 1947 cont. 113 pp.: Reactions to HUAC hearings; HUAC hearings; Humphrey Bogart; Paul V. McNutt and the Motion Picture Producers Association; Eric Johnston; Senator Claude Pepper; Walt Disney; "Unfriendly 19"; Committee for the First Amendment.
Reel 9
Reel 9 Item 1 1947
October 1947 cont. 102 pp.: Reaction to HUAC hearings; HUAC hearings; John Howard Lawson; Eric Johnston; Dalton Trumbo; labor strikes; Roy M. Brewer; Lauren Bacall.
Reel 9 Item 2 1947
October 1947 cont. 81 pp.: HUAC hearings; reaction to HUAC hearings; atomic bomb spies and alleged Hollywood Communists; Emmett Lavery.
Reel 9 Item 3 1947
November 1947. 98 pp.: Reaction to HUAC hearings; "Hollywood 10" contempt hearings; Committee for the First Amendment; Lauren Bacall; Screen Writers Guild; House Speaker Joseph W. Martin.
Reel 9 Item 4 1947
November 1947 cont. 112 pp.: Reaction to HUAC hearings; RKO Radio Pictures; blacklisting allegations; Scren Actors Guild's anti-Communist policy; Eric Johnston; Twentieth Century-Fox; "Hollywood 10"; Louis B. Mayer.
Reel 9 Item 5 1947
November 1947 cont.-December 1947. 92 pp.: Blacklisting of "Hollywood 10"; blacklisting of alleged Communists; The Iron Curtain; Hollywood AFL Film Council; screen guilds' anti-Communist policies; Humphrey Bogart; "Hollywood 10" activities; Eric Johnston.
Reel 9 Item 6 1948
January 1948-February 1948. 88 pp.: "Hollywood 10" hearings; "Hollywood 10" law suits against studios; Screen Actors Guild's non-Communist oath policy; Tenney Committee [California Senate Un-American Activities Committees] hearings; Eric Johnston; Edward Dmytryck; House Labor Subcommittee investigations of IATSE-CSU jurisdictional strike; Hungarian ban on US films.
Reel 9 Item 7 1948
March 1948-May 1948. 143 pp.: "Hollywood 10" law suits against studios; legal defense of "Hollywood 10"; blacklisting issue; international film community's response to Hollywood "inquisition"; anti-Communist films; John Howard Lawson; "Hollywood 10" contempt trials; Dalton Trumbo; protests against The Iron Curtain.
Reel 9 Item 8 1948
May 1948-September 1948. 79 pp.: The Iron Curtain; "Hollywood 10" contempt trials; anti-trust suit against studios on issue of blacklisting; Screen Writers Guild; press on anti-communism and the motion picture industry.
Reel 9 Item 9 1948-1949
October 1948-March 1949. 87 pp.: HUAC Hollywood hearings; anti-trust suit against studios on issue of blacklisting; Screen Writers Guild; "Hollywood 10" activities; blacklist issue; John Howard Lawson; "red-baiting" films and plays; labor disputes; "Hollywood 10" law suits against studios; Walk a Crooked Mile; Eric Johnston; anti-Semitism and racial intolerance in motion picture industry.
Reel 10
Reel 10 Item 1 1949
April 1949-June 1949. 94 pp.: Anti-Communist films; Dalton Trumbo; Screen Writers Guild; racism and Home of the Brave; "Hollywood 10" anti-trust law suit against the studios; Red Menace; "Hollywood 10" activities; Albert Maltz and book The Journey of Simon McKeever.
Reel 10 Item 2 1949-1950
July 1949-March 1950. 131 pp.: Anti-Communist films; Ayn Rand; racist films issue; "Hollywood Beat" column and David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries]; protest support for "Hollywood 10"; CSU activities; strike activities; "Hollywood 10" activities; Negro stereotype in films; Roberto Rossellini.
Reel 10 Item 3 1950
April 1950-June 1950. 89 pp.: John Howard Larson; Dalton Trumbo; New York City's Deadline for Freedom Rallies in support of "Hollywood 10"; "Hollywood 10" activities; US Supreme Court decision on "Hollywood 10" appeal; David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries]; appeal for re-hearing of "Hollywood 10"; international support of "Hollywood 10"; appeal to United Nations on behalf of "Hollywood 10"; blacklist issue.
Reel 10 Item 4 1950
July 1950-December 1950. 76 pp.: "Hollywood 10" activities; international support of "Hollywood 10"; Harry M. Warner on Communist infiltration; Motion Picture Alliance; public support for "Hollywood 10"; David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries].
Reel 10 Item 5 1951
January 1951-May 1951. 144 pp.: David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries]; HUAC hearings; V.J. Jerome; Gale A. Sondergaard; Motion Picture Alliance; Larry Parks; Actors Equity Association; I Was A Communist For The FBI; Roy M. Brewer; David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries].
Reel 10 Item 6 1951-1952
June 1951-February 1952. 94 pp.: HUAC hearings; Ronald Reagan; Martin Berkeley; Hollywood ASP activities; blacklisting issue; Sidney Buchman.
Reel 10 Item 7 1952-1953
March 1952-March 1953. 125 pp.: "Hollywood 10" law suit against studios; American Legion support of anti-Communist activities; Paul Jarrico; blacklisting issue; RKO Radio Pictures; Edward G. Robinson; Clifford Odets; Ronald Reagan; HUAC hearings; Charles Chaplin; The Salt of the Earth; lawsuits against studios alleging blacklisting; Libby Burke.
Reel 10 Item 8 1953-1955
April 1953-March 1955. 118 pp.: HUAC hearings; Screen Actors Guild; television industry; Actors Equity Association; Edward Dmytryk; David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries]; The Salt of the Earth; Roy M. Brewer; reviews of Soviet and other foreign films.
Reel 10 Item 9 1955-1958
April 1955-December 1958. 63 pp.: David Platt column [motion picture and industry commentaries]; Blackboard Jungle; The Salt of the Earth; Arthur Miller; lawsuits against studios alleging blacklisting; "Hollywood 10" activities.
Reel 11
Reel 11 Item 1 1938-1940
29 pp. League of American Writers; IATSE convention proceedings
Reel 11 Item 2 1947
27 pp. List of Communist party members employed in the motion picture industry, June 11, 1947.
Reel 11 Item 3 1947
317 pp. Report entitled Communist Infiltration of Motion Picture Industry, Up to Date as of May 24, 1947.
Reel 11 Item 4 1940
34 pp. IATSE convention proceedings, 1940; The Daily Worker articles on film as propaganda.
Reel 11 Item 5
11 pp. Statement on motion picture industry and congressional investigations.
Reel 11 Item 6 1947
71 pp. July 8, 1947 report entitled Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry.
Reel 11 Item 7 1947
357 pp. Biographical sketches, highlighting Communist "connections" of witnesses appearing before HUAC in 1947.
Reel 11 Item 8 1947
205 pp. Report entitled Summary on the Communist Infiltration into the Motion Picture Industry, October 2, 1947.
Reel 11 Item 9
16 pp. Hollywood Reporter and Variety articles regarding reaction to HUAC investigations; Hollywood ASP flyer.
Reel 12
Reel 12 Item 1 1947
279 pp.: HUAC hearings transcripts, October 20-24 and 28-30, 1947.
Reel 12 Item 2
25 pp.: Myron C. Fagan on Thieves' Paradise.
Reel 12 Item 3
5 pp.: Title page and Foreword of Gordon Kahn's book entitled Hollywood on Trial: The Story of the 10 Who Were Indicted.
Reel 12 Item 4 1948
21 pp.: Transcripts of Abe Polonsky's telephone conversations of March 20, 1948.
Reel 12 Item 5
45 pp.: Myron C. Fagan.
Reel 12 Item 6
33 pp.: Investigation of the New York theater industry; New Theatre League.
Reel 12 Item 7
29 pp.: Cinema Educational Guild theater play entitled Mr. X.
Reel 12 Item 8
30 pp.: Myron C. Fagan; Catholic Stage Guild in Ireland; Gregory Peck.
Reel 12 Item 9
6 pp.: Title page from Myron C. Fagan's book entitled Red Treason in Hollywood.
Reel 12 Item 10
80 pp.: Amici curiae brief in Lawson v. U.S. and Trumbo v. U.S.@ Dalton Trumbo's pamhplet on the "Hollywood 10" entitled The Time of the Toad.
Reel 13
Reel 13 Item 1
67 pp.: Public correspondence with US Supreme Court regarding the Eugene Dennis Contempt Case and "Hollywood 10".
Reel 13 Item 2
45 pp.: Script of The Troubled Air.
Reel 13 Item 3 1951
221 pp.: HUAC hearing transcripts, May 16-18, 1951; Roy M. Brewer testimony.
Reel 13 Item 4
20 pp.: Press articles on the alleged Communist infiltration of Hollywood.
Reel 13 Item 5 1951
128 pp.: HUAC hearing transcripts, May 24, 1951 and April 24, 1951.
Reel 13 Item 6 1951
113 pp.: HUAC hearings transcripts, April 25, 1951; Edward Dmytryk.
Reel 13 Item 7 1949
583 pp.: Report entitled Summary on the Communist Infiltration Into the Motion Picture Industry, July 15, 1949.
Reel 14
Reel 14 Item 1 1952
51 pp.: HUAC hearings transcripts, November 12-13, 1952.
Reel 14 Item 2 1953
422 pp.: HUAC hearings transcripts, March 26-28, 30-31, and April 7-8, 1953.
Reel 14 Item 3
99 pp.: Cinema Educational Guild pamphlet encompassing Myron C. Fagan's article entitled Red Treason on Broadway; Lucille Ball.
Reel 14 Item 4 1955
523 pp.: Report entitled Summary on the Communist into the Motion Picture Industry (Up to Date as of December 31, 1955).
Reel 14 Item 5 1948-1958
26 pp.: Synopses of Communist infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry by D.M. Ladd for J. Edgar Hoover; Michael Seymour Blankfort.
Reel 14 Item 6 1943-1947
40 pp.: OWI review of script for Secret Service in Darkest Africa; Office of Censorship cable intercepts from USSR to the American Cinematographer in Hollywood.
Reel 15