Collection consists of materials related to the career of American writer, producer, and director Robert Rossen.
Rossen was born in New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1908; he began his career for the NY stage; moved to Hollywood (1939) as a contract
writer for Warner Brothers and by the late 1940s was firmly established as the creator of some of America's most acclaimed
films; his involvement with the Communist Party led to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947);
after "naming names" (1953), Rossen was allowed to continue working, but never returned to Hollywood, choosing instead to
work in other locations; he won an Academy Award for Best Picture (1949) with "All the King's Men"; his numerous credits include
such films as "The Roaring Twenties" (1939), "The Hustler," and "Lilith" (both 1964); died Feb. 18, 1966.
7.5 Linear Feet
(14 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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