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Dalton TrumboBlacklisted Hollywood Radical$
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Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813146805

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001

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Oh, Oh, Mexico

Oh, Oh, Mexico

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(p.270) 13 Oh, Oh, Mexico
Source:
Dalton Trumbo
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Larry Ceplair

Christopher Trumbo

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0013

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 campaign against the blacklist. While in Mexico, he conceived the story and wrote the script for The Brave One. He also watched from afar as one of his black-market scripts, Roman Holiday (fronted by his close friend Ian Hunter), enjoyed unqualified success. He returned to the United States in early 1953, determined to wage an unrelenting battle against the blacklist.

Keywords:   Dalton Trumbo, Mexico City, Herbert Biberman, Jean Field, Ian Hunter, Roman Holiday, The Brave One, Christopher Trumbo, Mitzi Trumbo, Nikola Trumbo

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