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Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo boards a plane on his way to federal penitentiary, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, 1950

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Title:Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo boards a plane on his way to federal penitentiary, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, 1950
Date:1950
Description:

Photograph of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and a group of friends at Los Angeles International Airport as Trumbo prepares to board a plane that will take him to a federal penitentiary. Pictured in the photo are, from left, Helen Clare Nelson Bessie, Alvah Bessie, Rev. W.M. Small of the New Light Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Dalton Trumbo, Herbert Biberman, Mrs. Carl Crain, Rev. Carl Crain of the Long Beach Christian Church, Margaret Larkin Maltz, Albert Maltz and Lester Cole. Trumbo, Bessie, Biberman, Cole and Maltz were among the Hollywood 10, a group of screenwriters and film makers who were subpoened in 1947 to testify before the House Committee on Un-american Activities. The 10 refused to answer the committee's questions and were charged with contempt. After lengthy legal wrangling, the 10 were convicted and sentenced to prison terms. This photograph was published in the California Eagle.

Local identification number: scl-m0421

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0421~1; scl-mss064-0421~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Motion picture industry--California--Los Angeles--History | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities | Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904- | Hollywood 10 | Maltz, Albert, 1908- | Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.) | Cole, Lester, 1904- | Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976 | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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