Example Nomination: Ring Lardner Jr.

    • This photo of screenwriter Ring Lardner Jr. is a good example of one that's not suitable for inclusion in UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS. But it helps us to define the inclusion criteria. It's true that he was imprisoned by the House un-American Activities Committee along with the other members of the Hollywood Black List, but this was based on a false charge. Ironically, the many people who were accused of being un-American at the time would have formed an illustrious group.
    • Unfortunately, while we might include Ring Lardner Jr., in order to highlight this definition of un-Americanism, he was also too well-known to qualify and that is why he wouldn't be included.