Television: They've Got a Secret

Every few years, it seems, somebody wandering in a deep forest comes across a bearded old hermit who asks whether Prohibition was ever repealed or whether William Jennings Bryan ever got elected President of the U.S. Last week the House Un-American Activities Committee, investigating Communist infiltration in the entertainment industry, flushed a covey of even odder birds. They were hermitically behind the times, but they had been living in high-rent Manhattan apartments rather than wilderness caves. There was not a single white beard or coonskin cap among them: they were well-dressed, prosperous...