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Postmortem

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With difficulty, Cleo Trumbo finally resolved the financial mess her husband had left behind. The family also struggled to ensure that Trumbo received screen credit for Roman Holiday and that Kirk ... More


Baking Bread and Writing in Los Angeles

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After the Trumbo family moved to Los Angeles, Trumbo’s father contracted a fatal illness, and Dalton had to go to work in a bakery to support the family. During his eight years at the bakery, he ... More


Spartacus

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s major breakthrough occurred when he was assigned to adapt Howard Fast’s historical novel about the great slave uprising against the Roman Empire. To maintain his vision of the movie, he ... More


The Fixer and the Laurel Award

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s next important assignment was his most prestigious—adapting Bernard Malamud’s novel The Fixer for Eddie Lewis and John Frankenheimer. Trumbo faced a difficult task, and Malamud did not ... More


Using and Revealing Robert Rich

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences joined the blacklist enterprise when its governors enacted a bylaw preventing blacklisted people from being nominated for Academy Awards, beginning ... More


Back on the Screen

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo subsequently received two more credits, for The Last Sunset and Lonely Are the Brave. (He had been working on both for Bryna prior to the earlier credit announcements.) Believing the blacklist ... More


Into the Communist Party

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo joined the Communist Party in 1943. His main political activities during this time involved campaigning for civil rights for black people and electing liberal politicians to public office. The ... More


Money, Politics, and War

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo became increasingly active politically, notably in opposition to US involvement in the war in Europe, and he came to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Following the ... More


Exodus and the Credit Announcements

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While working on the Spartacus script, Otto Preminger asked Trumbo to write the script for Exodus. Preminger publicly announced that Trumbo would receive screen credit. (The announcement that Trumbo ... More


Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie: Preproduction

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s antiwar novel became very popular with anti-Vietnam activists, and he decided to make it into a movie. He first worked with Luis Buñuel but then decided to direct it himself. He had ... More


Under Western Skies

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Trumbo’s family and his geographic origins. Readers meet his parents and follow his boyhood adventures and ambitions in Grand Junction, Colorado, including a one-year stay at ... More


Playing the Studio Game and Organizing Guilds

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo secured a job as a script reader at Warner Bros., which he planned to use as a steppingstone to becoming a screenwriter. He helped organize the Readers and Writers Guild and was blacklisted ... More


Marriage and Johnny Got His Gun

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

1938 was Trumbo’s annus mirabilis. He wrote his first memorable film and his greatest novel, and he married his true love. A Man to Remember was one of the few B films to earn excellent reviews and ... More


The Time of the Toad

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
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May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his fight to stay out of prison, Trumbo wrote a play, began writing scripts on the black market (at substantially reduced rates), and composed The Time of the Toad, his brilliant, slashing ... More


The 1947 Hearings of the Committee on Un-American Activities

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As part of Congress’s Cold War strategy, members of the House Committee on Un-American Activities launched a full-scale investigation of Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. ... More


Incarceration and Drift

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In June 1950 Trumbo traveled east to surrender to federal authorities. He and John Howard Lawson were incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Ashland, Kentucky. Clearly angry and ... More


Trumbo’s Antifascist Persuasion

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo returned to Hollywood in fighting form. He became active in the jurisdictional dispute between the IATSE and the Conference of Studio Unions, and he was named the first editor of The Screen ... More


Oh, Oh, Mexico

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Financially, the Mexican adventure proved unsuccessful, and Trumbo had a very unhappy experience writing a script for Herbert Biberman. But in another respect, it laid the foundation for Trumbo’s ... More


Introduction

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An overview of Dalton Trumbo as a writer, person, and political figure and the many battles he fought. It posits that his membership in the Communist Party did not define him and outlines his ... More


Blacklisted, Indicted, Convicted

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo and the rest of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted by the movie industry and indicted for contempt of Congress, waged a vigorous three-year fight to stay out of prison. Public opinion, however, ... More


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