Tells of her confrontation with the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Reveals the goings-on behind her decision not to take the Fifth but to testify about herself - and only herself, the hearing proceedings and why she was not prosecuted, and the effects of blacklisting on her and Dashiell Hammett.
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Review: Scoundrel TimeUser Review - Christian Engler - Goodreads
Desensitized for a long time to the stressful pain of the infamous McCarthy period, Scoundrel Time must have been a most cathartic memoir for Lillian Hellman to write; it is, of the autobiographical ... Read full review
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In Lillian Hellman's memoir entitled Scoundrel Time, the renowned playwright addresses the subject of the House Committee on Un-American Activities and its investigations into alleged Communist ... Read full review