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ID:

676

Date:

2006-06-20

Headline:

FBI Documents Reveal Surveillance of Arthur Miller

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

New York, NY

Summary:

Playwright Arthur Miller, whose conviction for contempt of Congress for refusing to “name names” in the ‘50s was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court, held the eye of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for about a decade after World War II, but the Bureau eventually decided that concerns Miller was allied with the Communist Party were overblown. One file noted that the Communist Party saw Miller as “just a civil rights guy.”

Notes:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain Miller’s FBI file. The collection of information in Miller’s file tailed off after 1956. (The Associated Press also used FOIA to obtain the FBI file of Marilyn Monroe, who had been married to Miller. See "FBI suspected Marilyn Monroe of communist ties," 12/28/12, http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2012/12/28/fbi-communism-marilyn-monroe/1796111/)

Keywords:

Arthur Miller, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, contempt of Congress, Supreme Court, communist, Communist Party, Marilyn Monroe, civil rights

URL:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=4289750


Agencies:

FBI

States:

DC
NY

Categories:

civil rights
FBI


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