un-American activities enquiry of Hollywood personalities in Washington.
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
MS. Senator J. Parnell Thomas, Chairman of the Investigating Committee for un-American activities, on the rostrum. CU. Side shot, face of Senator Thomas speaking, recommending that screen writer John Howard Lawson is cited with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer weather he is a member of the communist party. Packed courtroom. MS. Lawson takes the oath before his cross examination. Various shots of Lawson and Thomas indulging in cross talk.
Natural sound only - poor quality. Date found in the old record 03/11/1947.