Monday, April 30, 2007

Gene Kelly's Secret Naval Intelligence File

One of the inevitable hazards about writing a book that focuses on government surveillance files on Hollywood stars is that just when you finish writing the book, along comes another declassified file!

Such was the case with the recently surfaced Office of Naval Intelligence file on famous dancer-actor Gene Kelly, who was secretly investigated by the ONI for suspected Communist links (as was just about everyone in the Red-obsessed late 40s and 50s).

The story didn't make it to the pages of my book; however, you can see the file here, courtesy of the people at The Memory Hole.

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