TRUMBO by Bruce Cook

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BRYAN CRANSTON.
Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the "Hollywood Ten," the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred writers, directors, producers, and actors who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see his name on the screen again. When that happened, it was Exodus, one of the year's biggest movies.This intriguing biography shows that all his life Trumbo was a radical of the homegrown, independent variety. From his early days in Colorado, where his grandfather was a county sheriff, to Los Angeles, where he organized a bakery strike, to bootlegging, to Hollywood, where he was the highest-paid screenwriter when he was blacklisted (and a man with constant money problems), his life rivaled anything he had written. His credits include Kitty Foyle, The Brave One, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave, and Papillon, and he is the author of a power pacifist novel, Johnny Got His Gun.
 

About Bruce Cook

See more books from this Author
Bruce Cook (1932-2003), veteran critic, journalist, and author, wrote this biography with Dalton Trumbo's full cooperation in 1976. Under the name Bruce Alexander, Cook wrote eleven mystery novels featuring the real-life historical figure Sir John Fielding, magistrate of the Bow Street court during the latter half of the eighteenth Century. Under both names Cook wrote a total of 23 books, both fiction and nonfiction; they include a crime fiction series featuring Los Angeles private detective Chico Cervantes. Cook's last completed novel, Young Will: The Confessions of William Shakespeare, was published posthumously. Born in Chicago, Bruce Cook lived in Los Angeles and Paris with his wife, the violinist Judith Aller.
 
Published September 8, 2015 by Grand Central Publishing. 338 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for TRUMBO

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In the course of their interviews Dalton Trumbo told Bruce Cook, who was too ""embarrassed"" to ask, that he joined the Communist Party casually in 1943 and drifted away, unaltered (""I changed no beliefs"") in 1948, then rejoined briefly in the mid-1950s—which is just what you might have l...

Jan 31 1976 | Read Full Review of TRUMBO
×