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Dalton Trumbo : Blacklisted Hollywood Radical.

Author: Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Series: Screen Classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood to stand up for his rights and defend political freedom. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo
ISBN: 9780813146829 0813146828 9780813146812 081314681X 9780813146805 0813146801
OCLC Number: 984824553
Description: 1 online resource (717 p.).
Contents: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Under the Western Skies; 2. Baking Bread and Writing in Los Angeles; 3. Playing the Studio Game and Organizing Guilds; 4. Marriage and Johnny Got His Gun; 5. From B Films to A Films; 6. Money, Politics, and War; 7. Into the Communist Party; 8. Trumbo's Antifascist Persuasion; 9. The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities; 10. Blacklisted, Indicted, Convicted; 11. The Time of the Toad; 12. Incarceration and Drift; 13. Oh, Oh, Mexico; 14. Negotiating the Black Market, Working with the King Brothers. 15. From the Communist Party to the New Left16. Blacklist and Black-Market Politics; 17. Using and Revealing Robert Rich; 18. Spartacus; 19. Exodus and the Credit Announcements; 20. Back on the Screen; 21. Hawaii and The Sandpiper; 22. The Fixer and the Laurel Award; 23. Johnny Got His Gun --
The Movie: Preproduction; 24. Johnny Got His Gun --
The Movie: Principal Photography and Editing; 25. Johnny Got His Gun --
The Movie: Distribution and Exhibition; 26. The Final Years; 27. Postmortem; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Chronology; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Screen Classics.

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James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood to stand up for his rights and defend political freedom. In Dalton Trumbo, authors Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo present thier extensive research on the famed writer, detailing his work, his membership in the Communist Party, his long camp.

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