The Marxist and the Movies: A Biography of Paul Jarrico

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NOTES

Preface

Epigraph: Paul Jarrico, “Notes for an Autobiography,” January 1, 1984, Paul Jarrico Papers, in the possession of Lia Benedetti Jarrico. After I had perused them, Lia Benedetti Jarrico donated the bulk of Jarrico’s voluminous papers to the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). At the time of this writing, they had not been catalogued, so I can provide only descriptions and dates of the documents I am citing. Items from the collection will hereafter be cited as PJP-MHL if they are at the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA, and as PJP-LBJ if they remain in the possession of Lia Benedetti Jarrico.

1. Los Angeles Times, November 3, 1997, F3; LA Weekly, November 7–13, 1997, 28.


1. The Early Years, 1915–36

Epigraph: Paul Jarrico to Sylvia Jarrico, October 1, 1943, PJP-LBJ.

1. The universal military service statute (1874) required all Russian males between sixteen and twenty to register for conscription. The conscriptees were chosen by lot for fifteen-year terms. Males who were only sons could request an exemption, and many Jewish families with more than one son sent the others to families without sons. Aaron, however, told his son that they were both the oldest sons of the oldest sons and so on, going back to a revered sixteenth-century rabbi known as Tosvos Yomtov.

2. Nora Levin, While Messiah Tarried: Jewish Socialist Movements, 1871–1917 (New York: Schocken Books, 1977), 2–5, 258–59; A. L. Patkin,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Part 1- Screenwriting 1
  • 1- The Early Years 1915–36 3
  • 2- Screenwriting and Communism, 1936–39 25
  • 3- World War II, 1939–45 45
  • Part 2- Blacklist 81
  • 4- The Cold War in Hollywood, 1945–47 83
  • 5- The Interregnum, 1948–50 101
  • 6- The Blacklist Expands, 1951–52 117
  • 7- Salt of the Earth, 1952–54 137
  • 8- The Black Market and Khrushchev’s Speech, 1954–58 159
  • Part 3- Emigration 175
  • 9- Europe, 1958–75 177
  • 10- Political Battles, 1958–75 201
  • Part 4- Home Again 219
  • 11- Back in the USA, 1975–97 221
  • Epilogue 237
  • Filmography 243
  • Notes 255
  • Index 311
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