Fiction by Dalton Trumbo

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(Illustration by D'Alton Valentine © SEPS)

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Rooting for Bryan Cranston for the Oscar win? Before settling in to watch the 2016 Academy Awards, brush up on fiction by Dalton Trumbo (played by Best Actor nominee Cranston in Trumbo) from our archive:

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“Darling Bill—” by Dalton Trumbo

April 20, 1935
A love-struck Congressman’s secretary sends an errant press release that leads to political corruption. “Darling Bill—” was the first story published in a series of political satire Dalton Trumbo wrote for magazines and film.
Man giving note to newsboy

“Five C’s for Fever the Five” by Dalton Trumbo

November 30, 1935
A gambler uses his doppelganger to pull off a can’t-lose bet — or so he thinks.

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