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Audio Interview with Ring Lardner Jr.

The Hollywood Ten

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ring Lardner, Jr., son of the famous humorist, refused to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. He would serve a year in federal prison and be blacklisted in Hollywood for over a decade. Lardner talks with Don Swaim in 1985 about his father, his life as a reporter and a screenwriter, working for David Selznik, politics, the Hollywood Ten, his Oscar-winning screenplays for Woman of the Year and M*A*S*H and his novels, The Ecstasy of Owen Muir and All for Love.

Listen to the Ring Lardner Jr. interview with Don Swaim, May 28, 1985
(44 min. 07 sec.)

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