Writer on the fringe

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Writer on the fringe

Communism, fame – Grand Junction native Dalton Trumbo lived large
Young Dalton Trumbo worked as a cub reporter at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, where at age 10 he had begun delivering newspapers. His novels Eclipse and The Remarkable Andrew scandalized his hometown.
Based on a 1967 photo of Dalton Trumbo, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright who spent hours in his bathtub working on Hollywood scripts, artist J. Michael Wilson created this bronze sculpture of “one of Grand Junction’s most famous artistic exports.”
Grand Junction’s citizens dedicated the sculpture on Oct. 13, 2007.
A bronze rubber duckie keeps Dalton Trumbo company in the tub.
Trumbo, 1959

Writer on the fringe

Young Dalton Trumbo worked as a cub reporter at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, where at age 10 he had begun delivering newspapers. His novels Eclipse and The Remarkable Andrew scandalized his hometown.
Based on a 1967 photo of Dalton Trumbo, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright who spent hours in his bathtub working on Hollywood scripts, artist J. Michael Wilson created this bronze sculpture of “one of Grand Junction’s most famous artistic exports.”
Grand Junction’s citizens dedicated the sculpture on Oct. 13, 2007.
A bronze rubber duckie keeps Dalton Trumbo company in the tub.
Trumbo, 1959
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