1950s blacklisted American screenwriters

For years, Joan Scott delivered scripts and took credit for the blacklisted Adrian Scott. She later had own career writing for Lassie and other TV shows.  In 1950s Hollywood, screenwriter Joan Scott seemed so adept at turning out tough-guy scripts that she became known as “the girl who writes like a man”.  What the studios didn’t know was she wasn’t the writer. Her husband was.  She was married to Adrian Scott, the screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to cooperate with the communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee. Cited for contempt of Congress, he went to prison as one of the Hollywood 10.  For full story, click here.

 

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