The Press: Guess Who

The public was let in, in large numbers, but photographers were not. Victor (I Chose Freedom) Kravchenko, onetime Soviet official, was testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee. "Mr. Kravchenko," Committeeman Karl Mundt explained darkly, "may be in considerable danger" if his picture should appear in the papers. Kravchenko consented to having his picture taken afterwards—on his own terms. He carefully changed his blue coat for an investigator's grey jacket, pulled a borrowed Panama down over his eyes, put on dark glasses and shielded his face with his hand. It made a good Page One picture, and for readers who wanted...

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