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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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Under the Western Skies
  2. pp. 11-31
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  1. 2. Baking Bread and Writing in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 32-52
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  1. 3. Playing the Studio Game and Organizing Guilds
  2. pp. 53-70
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  1. 4. Marriage and Johnny Got His Gun
  2. pp. 71-96
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  1. 5. From B Films to A Films
  2. pp. 97-109
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  1. 6. Money, Politics, and War
  2. pp. 110-131
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  1. 7. Into the Communist Party
  2. pp. 132-158
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  1. 8. Trumbo's Antifascist Persuasion
  2. pp. 159-184
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  1. 9. The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities
  2. pp. 185-210
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  1. 10. Blacklisted, Indicted, Convicted
  2. pp. 211-232
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  1. 11. The Time of the Toad
  2. pp. 233-253
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  1. 12. Incarceration and Drift
  2. pp. 254-269
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  1. 13. Oh, Oh, Mexico
  2. pp. 270-298
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  1. 14. Negotiating the Black Market, Working with the King Brothers
  2. pp. 299-313
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  1. 15. From the Communist Party to the New Left
  2. pp. 314-326
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  1. 16. Blacklist and Black-Market Politics
  2. pp. 327-336
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  1. 17. Using and Revealing Robert Rich
  2. pp. 337-366
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  1. 18. Spartacus
  2. pp. 367-394
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  1. 19. Exodus and the Credit Announcements
  2. pp. 395-412
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  1. 20. Back on the Screen
  2. pp. 413-434
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  1. 21. Hawaii and The Sandpiper
  2. pp. 435-453
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  1. 22. The Fixer and the Laurel Award
  2. pp. 454-485
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  1. 23. Johnny Got His Gun--The Movie: Preproduction
  2. pp. 486-504
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  1. 24. Johnny Got His Gun--The Movie: Principal Photography and Editing
  2. pp. 505-516
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  1. 25. Johnny Got His Gun--The Movie: Distribution and Exhibition
  2. pp. 517-531
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  1. 26. The Final Years
  2. pp. 532-562
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  1. 27. Postmortem
  2. pp. 563-582
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 583-584
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 585-588
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 589-594
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 595-676
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 677-708
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813146829
Related ISBN
9780813146805
MARC Record
OCLC
898101134
Pages
640
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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