|Title||Florence James ejected from the Canwell Committee hearings, 1948 |
|Caption||Burton and Florence Bean James were the founders and directors of the Seattle Repertory Playhouse. In 1948, testimony before the Canwell Committee alleged the Playhouse to be a front for Communist Party recruitment. The James' attorney asked to re-examine earlier witnesses, and was denied. Florence James protested angrily, and was cited for contempt and escorted from the hearings.|
The Playhouse closed in 1950.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: James, Burton, Mrs.|
Caption information source: P-I Exhibit; Library of Congress Name Authority Files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): 1948.
|Subjects||Anti-communism--Washington (State)--Seattle; Governmental investigations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Theatrical producers & directors--Washington (State)--Seattle; Confrontations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bailiffs--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||James, Florence Bean, 1892-1988 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.30003.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |