Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WPA Theatre: "Processional"

Above: The "Processional" was a play written by John Howard Lawson, ca. 1924-1925, and was performed by WPA actors in 1937. Lawson was a member of the "Hollywood Ten," a group of men sent to prison in 1950 for failing to give information to a witch hunting Congressional committee. The men refused to answer questions about their possible communist affiliation and, after serving their prison sentences, were largely blacklisted from Hollywood. WPA poster, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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