Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical
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 their extensive research on the famed writer, detailing his work, his membership in the Communist Party, his long campaign against censorship during the domestic cold war, his ten-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress, and his thirteen-year struggle to break the blacklist.
The blacklist ended for Trumbo in 1960, when he received screen credits for Exodus and Spartacus. Just before his death, he received a long-delayed Academy Award for The Brave One, and in 1993, he was posthumously given an Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953). This comprehensive biography provides insights into the many notable people with whom Trumbo worked, including Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger, and Kirk Douglas, and offers a fascinating look at the life of one of Hollywood's most prominent screenwriters and his battle against persecution.
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Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (1905–76) is given due credit in this extensive if somewhat bloated biography coauthored by Ceplair (The Marxist and the Movies) and Trumbo's son, the late ... Read full review
Blacklist and BlackMarket Politics
Using and Revealing Robert Rich
Exodus and the Credit Announcements
Back on the Screen
Hawaii and The Sandpiper
The Fixer and the Laurel Award
Trumbos Antifascist Persuasion
The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on UnAmerican 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
Principal Photography and Editing
Distribution and Exhibition
The Final Years