Cole, Lester, 1904-1985Alternative names
Cole (1904-1985) was a screenwriter who did most of his writing in the 1930s and 1940s. He was among the "Hollywood Ten," the ten movie directors and writers who in 1947 refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee for suspected Communist activities. Cole was imprisoned for contempt of Congress and served a one year prison term. The imprisonment for the most part ended his career, although he did write a few more screenplays including "Born Free" in 1965 using the pseudonym Gerald L.C. Copley.
From the description of Papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 29527763
- Motion picture authorship
- Civil rights
- Political persecution
- Motion pictures
- United States (as recorded)