Ring Lardner, Jr. and the Hollywood Blacklist: A New Perspective on the Perennial Struggle against Thought Control in the United States

@article{Ceplair2018RingLJ,
  title={Ring Lardner, Jr. and the Hollywood Blacklist: A New Perspective on the Perennial Struggle against Thought Control in the United States},
  author={Larry Ceplair},
  journal={Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television},
  year={2018},
  volume={39},
  pages={75 - 95}
}
  • Larry Ceplair
  • Published 4 July 2018
  • Art
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Ring Lardner, Jr., scion of a distinguished author, and a successful screenwriter (winning an Academy Award for Woman of the Year), joined the Hollywood section of the Communist Party and participated in a number of political and labor activities prior to 1945. Subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, in 1947, he was imprisoned and blacklisted when he refused to answer the Committee’s questions in the required manner. While blacklisted (1947–1962), he wrote a novel, several… Expand