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Robert Adrian Scott February 6, 1911 – December 25, 1972 was an American screenwriter and film producer He was one of the Hollywood Ten and later blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses
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Scott was born in Arlington, New Jersey, the son of successful Irish Catholic parents — his father worked in middle management for the New York Telephone Company Arlington was one of the centres of the American textile industry, a key site in the history of industrial capitalism and a hotbed of radical labour agitation Arlington is 12 miles south of Paterson, where the 1913 strike of 25,000 silk workers brought together socialists, Wobblies and Greenwich Village intellectuals In 1926, when Scott was 15, 20,000 textile workers in nearby Passaic, New Jersey, closed down the mills
Scott's his older brother Allan was a playwright and later screenwriter whose comedy Goodbye Again ran on Broadway for most of 1933
Adrian's college yearbook in Amherst College described him: "Hat cocked back at a rakish angle, cigar in the corner of his mouth, his fingers playing nimbly over the typewriter keys, the inimitable RAL Scott"2
After graduating from Amherst in 1934, at the lowest point of the Depression, Scott followed his brother west to seek his fortune in Hollywood He was the producer of the film noirs Murder, My Sweet 1944, Cornered 1945, and Crossfire 1947, all of which were directed by Edward Dmytryk Crossfire was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture
Scott joined the Communist Party USA in 19443 In October 1947, Scott was called to testify during the House Committee on Un-American Activities HUAC hearings on Hollywood but – as did nine others – refused to testify and was sentenced to jail Edward Dmytryk, another of these Hollywood Ten, later, in 1951 testified before the HUAC that Scott pressured him to put communist propaganda in his films
Scott was subsequently blacklisted and, while he was unable to work in Hollywood, wrote pseudonymously for the British television series The Adventures of Robin Hood4
He was married to the actress, Anne Shirley, who subsequently married another screenwriter, Charles Lederer, nephew of Marion Davies He later married Joan Scott née LaCour, fellow screenwriter and producer Joan sometimes served as Adrian's front when he was unable to publish under his own name, and later the surname LaCour was used by both when writing in Hollywood He attempted to make a return to feature film production in 1967 by producing a new adaption of Monsieur Lecoq;5 the film was never finished5 Film stills featuring the movie's actress Julie Newmar were featured in the September 1969 edition of Playboy
Adrian was the brother of screenwriter Allan Scott, who is the father of actress Pippa Scott
Adrian Scott died in 1972 in Sherman Oaks, California Shortly before his death, Scott made a television adaption of The Great Man's Whiskers and was credited with his legal name
- ^ http://vitalsrootswebancestrycom/ca/death/searchcgi
- ^ http://wwwgutenberg-eorg/langdon/print/chapter1pdf
- ^ Hopwood, John C "IMDB Mini Biography" IMDB Retrieved 4 March 2015
- ^ Matthews, Tom Dewe October 7, 2006 "The outlaws" free registration required The Guardian Retrieved October 11, 2006
- ^ a b https://booksgooglecom/booksid=xSmWVsDh8WEC&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=adrian+scott+Monsieur+Lecoq&source=bl&ots=bIT3NhQv5k&sig=TmjW-40UeZSdReI7woQAgzbTMyE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIgK2q483OAhWE7CYKHWM6ApgQ6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q=adrian%20scott%20Monsieur%20Lecoq&f=false
- Adrian Scott on Internet Movie Database
- the Adrian Scott Archive
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