21st June
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1956 Arthur Miller Refuses To Name Communists

Playwright Arthur Miller refused to placate the McCarthy led investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, by naming suspected communists.

For this he was given a contempt of court, but this was later retracted by the Supreme Court.

The ban stopped him attending the premiere of his play, The Crucible, in Brussels, about the Salem Witch trials.

He famously married Marilyn Monroe after divorcing his wife in 1956.

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