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I am spartacus! I am spartacus! I am spartacus! I am spartacus!
Yeah, well Dalton we need a couple of head shots, you know, for publicity, nothing fancy just a couple of snaps. Go down and see this guy I know, does all the big stars, Velez, Hattie, Lloyd Nolan, all of 'em. Little lighting, trim that 'stache, maybe a hat, he'll know. Get back to me.
I am going to collect the whole series!
I am SO not Spartacus.."
Another victim of HUAC. I don't agree with his politics, but don't agree with what was done to him and others. The most un-American activities were the witch-hunts committed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Much better than Spartacus. By writing it he exposed the blacklist for what it was and achieved a victory.
Now here's a series. Look forward to more.
Looks a little like Adolph Menjou, doesn't he?
Now THAT is how you wear a hat!
On his best day, Adolph Menjou wouldn't amount to a pimple on Dalton Trumbo's ass. (sorry, sometimes it gets away from me)
Well, Menjou was an actor, and Trumbo a screenwriter. I'm not sure any comparison between the two is altogether logical.
yeah, and one of 'em was a rat.
Makes me think of the story Ring Lardner Jr (another of the Hollywood Ten) told about when he went to get a passport photo so he could travel to England to take work. The photographer (not knowing who Lardner was) confided to Lardner when he came to pick the photos, "I don't think you're gonna like them; they make you look like a Communist!"
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