Scoundrel Time Setting & Symbolism

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Washington, D.C.

The House Committee on Un-American Activities was held in the U.S. Capitol. Lillian Hellman was one of the artists who was summoned to testify there.

The Blacklist

The infamous blacklist contained the names of people who were suspected of being a Communist or Fascist or associating with them. The list backfired on its creators as it was a grave violation of civil rights and came to be held as a black mark on the government for many years.

Hollywood, California

Many stars and Hollywood producers and directors were under intense scrutiny by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Many of their names were placed on the infamous blacklist of people with questionable patriotism.

Waldorf-Astoria

Lillian Hellman's patriotism came under suspicion after her sponsorship of the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 1949.

Bonn, Germany

Prior to World War...

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