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Hollywood Ten Tea Towel

$22.00
  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colors last in the wash
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The ten individuals who defied the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) were:

Alvah Bessie
Herbert Biberman
Lester Cole
Edward Dmytryk
Ring Lardner Jr.
John Howard Lawson
Albert Maltz
Samuel Ornitz
Robert Adrian Scott
Dalton Trumbo

These men were mostly screenwriters who became known as the Hollywood Ten. They committed the ‘crime’ of being members (or alleged members) or sympathisers with the Communist Party at the beginning of the Cold War with Russia.
During the HUAC hearings, they found their right to belong to any political organization they chose, as stated in the First Amendment, violated. In 1947, each of them were sentenced to one year in prison, for contempt of Congress.
The blacklist ended in the 1960s.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.