Friends and colleagues of the late screenwriter Paul Jarrico, known chiefly for his battles against the Hollywood blacklist, will gather Dec. 7 in Beverly Hills to honor his memory.
The tribute to Jarrico, who died Oct. 28 in a car accident at the age of 82, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive.
Jarrico gained renown for his refusal to buckle under to the House Un-American Activities Committee and Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy and their cohorts in studio boardrooms. He even produced a film, “Salt of the Earth” (1954), using the talents of several other blacklisted moviemakers.
In lieu of flowers, friends suggest contributions to the Paul Jarrico Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1127, Ojai, CA 93023. The fund will assist Jarrico’s family and support the continuation of his efforts to give blacklisted writers credit for their work.