To Orwell Today,


I am working on a movie. We found this photo on your website and were wondering if you could tell us who owns the copyright.

Hiss Jail

I thought it might be on the Corbis Images website, but I didn't see it. Any info you have is appreciated.

Erika Denton, CA

Greetings Erika,

That's a photo of Alger Hiss, Soviet Communist agent in the USA State Department under Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower (and first Secretary General of the United Nations in 1945) being led out of court to prison in Washington, DC on January 21, 1950. That's the same day Orwell - world-renowned anti-communist writer - died in London, England.

Hiss Bk Scandal Hiss Bk Pg 36

I scanned the photo from page 36 of the magazine/book SCANDALS: GRIPPING ACCOUNTS OF THE EXPOSED AND DEPOSED, by Sean Callery, Quintet Publishing Ltd, 2003.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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Jackie Jura
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