CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2011 |
Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70. Trumbo died Saturday from complications of kidney cancer while in hospice care at his home in Ojai, said his sister, Mitzi Trumbo. During a more than 40-year writing career launched in 1967, Trumbo wrote episodes of TV series such as "Ironside," "Quincy, M.E.," and "Falcon Crest" ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2009 |
Cleo Trumbo, the widow of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted for more than a decade as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. She was 93. Trumbo died of age-related causes Friday at home in the Bay Area city of Los Altos, said her daughter Mitzi, with whom she was living. "She wasn't a person to be in the limelight at all," Mitzi Trumbo said of her mother. "She really devoted herself to the kids, in making sure that we were all OK, and in really keeping the family together."
July 12, 2009
I was happy to read the article on "Lonely Are the Brave," ["Trampling Boundaries in 'Lonely,' " July 5]. It is a film I have always admired. In the piece, Sam Adams describes the "orchestrating" of the film by Kirk Douglas. Although Douglas' Bryna Productions was involved in the making of the film, you may not be aware of the role Edward Lewis played in the breaking of the blacklist. Lewis was the producer of "Spartacus" and "Lonely Are the Brave." He was partnered with Douglas in a number of other films and was instrumental in the hiring of Dalton Trumbo.
May 14, 2009
Dalton Trumbo: An article in Tuesday's Calendar about a tribute to the late screenwriter Dalton Trumbo said that his two children, Christopher and Mitzi, were scheduled to attend a May 21 screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Trumbo had a third child, Nikola, who lives in Seattle and will not be attending.
May 12, 2009
Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a two-time Academy Award winner who was equally famous for being one of the Hollywood figures blacklisted during the late 1940s and '50s, will be saluted by the American Cinematheque this month. Screening over the three-night tribute will be "Spartacus" (1960), "Exodus" (1960), "Lonely Are the Brave" (1962) and "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971), which Trumbo also directed, based on his antiwar novel of the same name.
November 13, 2008 |
The casting of "The O.C.'s" Ben McKenzie as a horrifically wounded World War I soldier in "Johnny Got His Gun" might be a nightmarish notion for fans of the TV show, but the presence of this all-American-looking teen idol in a skeletal, heartfelt antiwar drama lends a jarring, current resonance. "It's a very small, little passion project for a few people; I just hope it adds to the conversation a little bit," said McKenzie on a Friday evening in a cafe on noisy Sunset Boulevard.