Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Trivia Question For Our Comrades

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Comrades, today’s One Cup question asks you to name the name of the man who named names on this date in 1947 during his appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, singling out three of his employees as “Communist agitators.” Coincidentally, those same three employees were union organizers at this man’s company. Your One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning – name this famous employer, later revealed to also be an FBI informant, whose employees probably did not find their jobsites to be "the happiest place on Earth."

Answer: Shame on you, Walt Disney.

Bonus Blog Trivia: More than 300 screenwriters, producers, directors, actors and actresses would eventually be blacklisted for their alleged ties to the Communist Party. The Screenwriters Guild is still working to correct the credits for many films from the 50s and early 60s that were at the time credited under false names.

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