Things They Carried
One major concern of the Americans during World War I was the communist influence. There was a group of men known as the ?Hollywood Ten.? They were put on trial in front of the House Committee of Un-American Activities to review the effects of Communism in America. This group consisted of writers and producers that were called to testify whether or not they were members of the growing Communist party. Due to the refusal to testify these men were put in jail and blacklisted. There were many men that were a part of the ?Hollywood Ten.? A few are Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, John Howard Lawson and more, including Dalton Trumbo. Many of these men after being blacklisted and not being able to find employment continued on to literary works. Before Trumbo was involved in the ?Hollywood Ten,? he was a writer. Dalton Trumbo was born on December 9, 1905 in Montrose, Colorado. After high school he went on to the University of California and Southern California, after attending the Universi!
ty of Colorado for one year. After the death of his father, Dalton assumed responsibility to support the family, and he moved to California. Dalton wrote films for Vanity Fair
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