Document 17: Florence James Calls George Hewitt a Liar

Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Washington (Seattle Post-Intelligencer collection, no negative number
[filed under Mrs. Burton James, 1948]).

Florence James, co-director of the Seattle Repertory Theater, leaps to her feet and calls witness George Hewitt a "liar" and a "perjurer." Hewitt claimed that he had met Florence James in Moscow. He also said the communist leaders in Moscow considered James to be a
"spearhead of cultural infiltration."

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