Purple Diary

[November 27 2011]

My favorite place in Los Angeles right now is Caulfield’s in Beverly Hills. It’s named after J.D Salinger‘s hero from the Catcher in the Rye and features a mural of the Hollywood Ten: a group of actors, screenwriters, producers and directors that were blacklisted in Hollywood during the 1950s. Members included Arthur MillerDalton TrumboDorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, John Howard Lawson, Charlie Chaplin, Jules Dassin and Ring Lardner Jnr, among others, most of whom served prison time after refusing to testify in court against allegations of their work featuring Communist propaganda. Caulfield‘s, 9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Photo Linlee Allen

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