FOIA, FBI, Al Capp's Li'l Abner. Fbi investigava Al Capp.

Un lavoro portato a termine a 65 anni di distanza dai fatti, grazie al Foia, Freedom
 of Information Act, l'emendamento della costituzione americana che ci permette di conoscere i documenti non più coperti da segreto. Qui, la vicenda del 1948, ai tempi del Project Manhattan, cioè della bomba atomica americana. L'investigazione della Fbi riguardava il creatore di una striscia comica pubblicata su due quotidiani nazionali, il mitico Al Capp, creatore del personaggio Li'l Abner, un vero spasso comico. I motivi dell'attenzione sono di duplice natura, per quanto entrambi r.i.d.i.c.o.l.i. Ottimo lavoro al forum. Se capite l'inglese, o comunque con il traduttore di google, leggetevi tutto   QUI  

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U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation   -------------------->

Washington, D.C. 20535

March 12, 2010

MR. CHARLES CARREON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ONLINE MEDIA LAW, PLLC
2165 SOUTH AVENIDA PLANETA
TUCSON, AZ 85710

FOIPA Request No.: 1140693- 000
Subject: CAPP, AL

Dear Mr. Carreon:

The records that you have requested were previously processed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act for another requester.

Enclosed are 111 pages of documents pertaining to your request and a copy of the explanation of exemptions.

You may file an appeal by writing to the Director, Office of information Policy (OIP), U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within sixty (60) days from the date of this letter in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be identified easily.

Very truly yours,

David M. Hardy
Section Chief,
Record/Information
Dissemination Section
Records Management Division

Enclosure(s)


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EXPLANATION OF EXEMPTIONS

SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552

(b)(1) (A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and (B) are in fact properly classified to such Executive order;   [...]
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FAX COVER SHEET

TO: Record Information
COMPANY: FBI Dissemination Section
FAX NUMBER: 15408684995
FROM: Charles Carreon
DATE: 2009-11-30 00:28:44 GMT
RE: FOIA Request
COVER MESSAGE:
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please find attached a FOIA Request directed to your administrative agency, as set forth in Attachment A hereto, requesting documents pertaining to the famous cartoonist, Al Capp. Please note that we have requested a fee waiver, and in no event incurrance of expense in excess of $50.00. As noted in the fee waiver, these documents are requested in order to develop the limited historical record on Al Capp and his long-running relationship with various agencies of the U.S. government as a popularizer of U.S. causes and programs.
Please contact me at the telephone number below if clarification of the scope of my requests is needed.
Very truly yours,
Charles Carreon, Esq.
Online Media Law, PLLC
520-841-0835  [...]
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AUTOMATICALLY DECLASSIFIED ON 12-31-2006


cc: Mr. Tolson
Mr. Nichols

January 15, 1948
MEMORANDUM FOR D.M. JUDD

RE: AL CAPP
Creator of Comic Strip "Li'l Abner"

SECURITY MATTER - C
[Delete]
The Bureau is conducting an employee investigation under the Atomic Energy Act of [Delete], a [delete] for the Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge, that [delete]. He is reported by close associates as highly pro-Communist and pro-Soviet in his views. Several indicate that he is a member of the Communist Party. (116-10135)
During this investigation it was determined that [delete], with whom he resided in late 1946, is the mother of Al Capp, creator of the comic strip Li'l Abner. Capp recently visited Oak Ridge, Tennessee to secure background data for the present sequence in the Li'l Abner strip which is concerned with Oak Ridge.
A check of the Bureau files concerning Capp reflects that [delete] [delete], and his [delete] [delete].
In July and August, 1943, Capp was a Judge in a ski writing contest by the Russian War Relief in his home city of Boston. (61-777-5-23). On February 11, 1946, Capp appeared before the Massachusetts Legislative Committee on State Administration in behalf of State Fair Employment Practices legislation which was under consideration. He gave a description of wounded servicement he had visited in hospital wards and pointed out that "all races and creeds were given an equal opportunity to stop a mortar shell" and should, therefore, be given an equal opportunity in the post-war world. (100-7660-3766) On January 9, 1947, [delete], Communist Party Secretary in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was asked by the Massachusetts Citizens Political Action Committee, reportedly a Communist infiltrated organization, if she knew Capp well enough to ask him for a subscription to the Progressive Citizens of Massachusetts. (100-347501-3)

ACTION: None. This is for your information.
Respectfully,
[Delete][Delete][Delete]
VHB:AM
THIS MEMORANDUM IS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES TO BE DESTROYED AFTER ACTION IS TAKEN AND NOT SENT TO FILES
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