Life and Career of Dalton Trumbo

Laurena Davis talked about the life and career of Dalton Trumbo, a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and a native of Grand Junction, Colorado. Dalton Trumbo is the… read more

Laurena Davis talked about the life and career of Dalton Trumbo, a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and a native of Grand Junction, Colorado. Dalton Trumbo is the author of Johnny Got His Gun and the screenplays for Spartacus and Roman Holiday. He was a member of the “Hollywood Ten,” who were blacklisted after they refused to testify in front of Congress following accusations of Communist sympathies. He served eleven months in prison as punishment.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Junction, Colorado, from July 6-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Life and Career of Dalton Trumbo

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Sep 05, 2015 | 7:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 06, 2015 | 10:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 05, 2015 | 7:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2015 | 10:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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