Today in Photographs: December 24, 1952
Happy Holidays, John Huston! The maverick director of The Maltese Falcon and The African Queen gets razzed by anti-communist picketers. Huston was attending a premiere screening of his Moulin Rouge biopic at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills. (Guys, the film was about Toulouse Lautrec, not the Khmer Rouge!) The men in the American Legion caps were apparently convinced Huston was looking forward to a Red Christmas.(Photo: L.A.Times/UCLA Digital Collection)
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