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Title
The Writer Speaks: Jean Rouverol
Date Created and/or Issued
2000-05-01
Contributing Institution
Writers Guild Foundation Archive
Collection
California Revealed from Writers Guild Foundation
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Description
Jean Butler was an actress and writer who grew up in California. She earned a contract at Paramount when she was still a student at Palo Alto High School, after a scout saw her in a Pasadena Playhouse production of one of her mother's plays. (Jean's mother, Aurania Rouverol, a playwright, introduced the world to Andy Hardy). Jean married Hugo Butler, a fellow writer. When they were blacklisted in 1950, they fled California for Mexico, where they lived in exile. Her work depicts that difficult period but also highlights the camaraderie among their exiled friends, including Dalton Trumbo and Ring Lardner, Jr., who were forced to leave California for Mexico due to their political beliefs.
Type
moving image
Format
Copy
DVD
Extent
1 Disc of 1
Identifier
calawgf_00004
Subject
Rouverol, Jean
Provenance
Writers Guild Foundation
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