Dalton Trumbo's Annotated Tender Comrade Script. Written by Dalton Trumbo and directed by Edward Dmytryk and for RKO Studios in 1943, Tender Comrade starred Ginger Rogers in a story about World War II female defense workers sharing a house. Trouble began when Ms. Rogers, sensing what she discerned as communist propaganda, objected to some of her speeches. The film eventually became disastrous for Dmytryk and Trumbo when both ran afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee; the communal nature of Tender Comrade's story contributing to their blacklisting as members of "The Hollywood Ten." This is Trumbo's 149-page script, with two annotated pages and hand-numbered revision pages. An item with both Hollywood and political significance, in Excellent condition, from the estate of Trumbo's personal secretary Minnabell Cline.

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