Revisionist History The Judgment of Helen Levitt

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Helen Levitt’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 [full testimony here]

Helen Slote Levitt was on her way to the good life in 1950s Hollywood. Then one day, her name appeared on a list. The story of an ordinary woman whose world was upended by extraordinary times.

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Special thanks to the Center for Oral History Research, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is president and co-founder of Pushkin Industries. He is a journalist, a speaker, and the author of six New York Times bestsellers including The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers,…