Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Another Piece of History

LinkMy latest acquisition (above) is an AP Wirephoto of my father from 1953. Caption:
NEW YORK, May 6--Rep. Harold Velde, left, (R-Ill. chairman of the House Unamerican Activities Committee, points a warning finger at witness Lionel Stander, seated at right, during the actor's testimony here today. Stander refused to tell the committee at an open hearing whether he had ever been a Communist. He said he was not now a Communist, but refused to say whether he was a party member between 1935 and 1948. Rep. Morgan M. Moulder (D-Mo.) sits beside Velde.
That appears to be the infamous Roy Cohn standing in the back at left.