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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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Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie

Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie

Principal Photography and Editing

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(p.505) 24Johnny Got His Gun—The Movie
Source:
Dalton Trumbo
Author(s):

Larry Ceplair

Christopher Trumbo

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0024

Trumbo’s investors did not provide adequate funds for the shoot, and they demanded that he rush the editing process so they could recoup their investment more quickly. Christopher worked closely with his father on the project. During the shoot, one of the extras wrote a distorted account of events that was sent to Esquire by Alvah Bessie, one of the Hollywood Ten. That act ended the friendship between the Bessies and Trumbos.

Keywords:   Dalton Trumbo, Christopher Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun, Esquire, Alvah Bessie

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