EDWARD DMYTRYK - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 295308
EDWARD DMYTRYK The "Hollywood Ten" director who gave names to the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the Second Red Scare signs a 5x3 card in black ink. Inscribed signature: "For Tom/Edward Dmytryk" in black ink, 5x3 card.
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The "Hollywood Ten" director who gave names to the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the Second Red Scare signs a 5x3 card in black ink.
Inscribed signature: "For Tom/Edward Dmytryk" in black ink, 5x3 card. Director Edward Dmytryk (1908-1999) was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia but grew up in San Francisco, California. His first film The Hawk (1935) began a directing career which spanned five decades. His early film noirs like Murder, My Sweet (1944) gained critical acclaim and his 1947 film Crossfire earning five Academy Award nominations. During the Second Red Scare, Dmytryk was part of the "Hollywood 10", a group of filmmakers blacklisted from the industry and investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for supposed ties to the Communist Party. He was sent to jail after refusing to cooperate with the committee, but after some time in jail, he chose to make a second appearance before the committee and named the names of a number of industry people he said were Communists. He revealed his experiences of that time in his 1996 book Odd Man Out: A Memoir of the Hollywood 10. Dmytryk returned to filmmaking and some of his better known films after his imprisonment include The Caine Mutiny (1954), The Left Hand of God (1955), Raintree County (1957), The Young Lions (1958) and Carpetbaggers (1964). He became a professor of film theory at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and in 1981 was appointed to a chair in the filmmaking department at the University of California, where he worked until shortly before his death. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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