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John Howard Lawson

John Howard LawsonBorn: 25-Sep-1894
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 11-Aug-1977
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: One of the Hollywood Ten

Military service: American Field Service (ambulance driver, WWI)

Wife: Kate Drain Lawson
Wife: Susan Edmond

    University: Williams College (1910-14)

    Communist Party USA 1934-
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Screen Writers Guild President
    HUAC Hearings
    Hollywood Blacklist
    Assisted by the ACLU

Author of books:
Theory and Technique of Playwriting (1936)
Theory and Technique of Playwriting and Screenwriting (1949)
The Hidden Heritage: A Rediscovery of the Ideas and Forces That Link the Thought of Our Time with the Culture of the Past (1950)
Film in the Battle of Ideas (1953)
Film: The Creative Process (1964)

Wrote plays:
Roger Bloomer (1923)
Processional (1925)
Loud Speaker (1927)
The International (1928)
Marching Song (1937)


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