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Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo


Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, an outspoken advocate of left-wing political views, the most famous member of the Hollywood Ten, and the person who did more than anyone else to undermine the blacklist in the motion picture industry. This book, the first comprehensive, thoroughly researched biography of Trumbo, tells the story of a man who rose from bakery worker to celebrated author and from proscribed radical back to the top of his profession. During a prolific life, he wrote short stories, novels, poems, essays, pamphlets, theater scripts, an ... More

Keywords: Trumbo, communism, movies, screenwriting, blacklist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813146805
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Ceplair, author

Christopher Trumbo, author