Her play, "The Little Foxes," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Geraldine Page, Richard Dysart, Betty Field and John Beal in the cast.
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[from a letter to HUAC chairman John Wood in May 1952] To hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago in order to save myself is, to me, inhuman and dishonourable. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Publicly positioned herself as the ultimate civil libertarian and supporter of free speech, but when attacked in print or in the mass media she would fight back, leading some of her opponents to accuse her of having a double standard. Joan Mellen
, in "Two Invented Lives: Hellman and Hammett," tells of how Hellman's 1976 memoir "Scoundrel Time," in which she excoriated anti-Communist liberals for ...