SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2015 VOL. 19 ISSUE 5 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST 18 THE REASONS WHY BY ED RAMPELL It can’t happen here? It did. It can’t happen again? TBD. 20 BECOMING TRUMBO BY LOUISE FARR Dalton Trumbo’s courage under ﬁ re compelled John McNamara to write Trumbo. 28 OF COURSE YOU TELL THE TRUTH BY SANDRA BERG Actress Marsha Hunt fought HUAC and SAG. COLUMNS 8 BREAKING THROUGH BY MICHELLE ASHFORD 34 YOU’VE BEEN SERVED BY BARBARA L. HALL The pink subpoena killer. 36 “A DIAMOND FORMATION” BY BARBARA L. HALL A Guild president’s betrayal. 38 JARRICO v. HUGHES BY BARBARA L. HALL Howard Hughes sued, and the Guild countersued. 42 A NOBLE BAND OF OUTLAWS BY DAVID GRITTEN The Adventures of Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor screenwriters. 46 MEMORIES FROM A SALT MINE BY CHESTER AARON Salt of the Earth is the only ﬁ lm o cially censored by the U.S. A 92-year-old witness explains why. 50 UP FRONT BY PAUL BROWNFIELD Walter Bernstein based The Front on his hilarious paranoia while scribbling under pseudonyms. 56 HISTORY REVISIONS BY ED RAMPELL New Blacklist books are changing the game. The Money Shot led to Masters of Sex. 10 TAKE FIVE BY MATT HOEY Growing up with Adam Sztykiel made this writer Undateable. 14 FILM LIT BY LISA ROSEN Ali Adler loves women, which is why she wrote a guidebook for guys: How to F*ck a Woman. DEPARTMENTS 2 FADE IN 6 WRITERS’ ROOM 64 FADE OUT Cover portrait of John McNamara by Tom Keller.