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Blind Items Revealed #34 - Old Hollywood

October 13, 2020

Many decades ago, during the time of blacklisting, there was a writer who won an Academy Award for writing for this classic war time film. The writer went on stage to collect the award, but didn't say a word. He took the award, smiled and then walked off the stage. Why no speech or a thank you? Because the writer who accepted the award couldn't speak English, let alone write English, so how on earth did he manage to write a two hour long movie that is completely in English? He didn't. He pretended he was the writer covering for the two blacklisted writers who actually wrote the script.

Pierre Boulle/"The Bridge over the River Kwai"/Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson

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