Writer Dashiell Hammett Testifying Before Senate

26 Mar 1953, Washington, DC, USA — 3/26/53-Washington, DC: Detective writer Dashiell Hammett, creator of the “Thin Man” shown as he appeared before the Senate Investigating Committee here today. He refused to say if he is now or was formerly a Communist but said he had never committed espionage or sabotage against the United States. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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