Australian Left Review


Tom Appleton


In a short autobiographical narrative titled Scoundrel Time, American playwright Lillian Hellman h as given a vivid account of what it was like to be cited before the Un- American Activities Committee a t the height of the McCarthy era. Although one of the foremost political dramatists of her generation, Hellman had, until recently, remained relatively unknown outside the U.S. It took the combined acting power of Jan e Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave and the film Julia — based on a story by Lillian Hellman — to make her name internationally famous.



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