1 Jan 2016

Mitzi Trumbo

From Summer Noelle, 9:17 am on 1 January 2016

Daughter of Dalton Trumbo. They were known as the Hollywood 10: movie writers and directors who ho defied the US House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 by refusing to testify and participate in the witch hunt for communists in the early years of the cold war. Dalton Trumbo would spend 10 months in prison for contempt of Congress and was blacklisted and denied work in the movie industry. But he found a way around that. He wrote 30 movies under different pseudonyms, including scripts for Roman Holiday and The Brave One that won two Oscars. Hollywood, which once turned its back on him, is now telling his story in a movie called Trumbo starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston. Dalton Trumbo's daughter Mitzi lives in California, she was happy to be involved in a new film about her father, even though, historically hollywood has not treated her family well. She shares her memories of her father and thoughts about the movie based on his life.

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