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Dalton Trumbo : blacklisted Hollywood radical

Author: Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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. Here,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo
ISBN: 9780813146805 0813146801 9780813146812 081314681X 9780813169736 0813169739
OCLC Number: 876686071
Description: 703 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Under Western skies --
Baking bread and writing in Los Angeles --
Playing the studio game and organizing guilds --
Marriage and "Johnny got his gun" --
From B films to A films --
Money, politics, and war --
Into the Communist Party --
Trumbo's antifascist persuasion --
The 1947 hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities --
Blacklisted, indicted, convicted --
"The time of the toad" --
Incarceration and drift --
Oh, oh, Mexico --
Negotiating the black market, working with the King Brothers --
From the Communist Party to the New Left --
Blacklist and black-market politics --
Using and revealing Robert Rich --
"Spartacus" --
"Exodus" and the credit announcements --
Back on the screen --
"Hawaii" and "The sandpiper" --
"The fixer" and the Laurel Award --
"Johnny got his gun " : the movie--
preproduction --
"Johnny got his gun" : the movie--
principal photography and editing --
"Johnny got his gun" : the movie--
distribution and exhibition --
The final years --
Postmortem.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo.

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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  Read more...

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Dalton Trumbo is a compellingly odd footnote in the tangled history of politics and show business in America."" - Wall Street Journal""[A] good and surprising biography... Ceplair soars."" - Read more...

 
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