Cedric Belfrage Papers Bulk, 1945-1985 1922-1990, (Bulk 1945-1985)

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Cedric Belfrage Papers, Bulk, 1945-1985, 1922-1990, (Bulk 1945-1985)

Cedric Belfrage Papers Bulk, 1945-1985 1922-1990, (Bulk 1945-1985)

Cedric Belfrage, socialist, author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the , was born in London in 1904. His early career as a film critic began at Cambridge University, where he published his first article in (1924). In 1927 Belfrage went to Hollywood, where he was hired by the and as a correspondent. Belfrage returned to London in 1930 as Sam Goldwyn's press agent. Returning to Hollywood, he became politically active, joining the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, co-editing a left literary magazine, . Belfrage joined the Communist Party in 1937, but withdrew his membership a few months later. Thereafter, he maintained a friendly but critical relationship. In 1948, he wrote for and helped found the (later Guardian) to which he would remain affiliated until the 1960's. Belfrage was summoned in 1953 to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and in 1955, he was deported back to his native England. Belfrage then travelled to Cuba in 1961, and in 1962, travelled throughout South America finally settling in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In 1973, Belfrage returned to the U.S. for the first time since 1955, on a publicity tour for a new book. Belfrage continued to write extensively until his last years. He died in Mexico on June 21, 1990. National Guardian Kinematograph Weekly New York Sun Film Weekly The Clipper National Guardian NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.

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