A Different Childhood

Trumbo, Nikola
June 2005
Cinema Journal;Summer2005, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p96
Academic Journal
Discusses the author's childhood during the years her father was subpoenaed, blacklisted and imprisoned by the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee. The author describes the emotions she felt when they were being followed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The life of Dalton Trumbo's family outside of Hollywood, secluded in a ranch in the Maricopa Mountains, is recalled. The effects of the HUAC conviction were felt by the whole Trumbo family, even after Dalton Trumbo's release from prison. Even Trumbo's public return to screenwriting in 1960 proved to focus more debate about his political status.


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