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Abraham L. Polonsky
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[referring to the blacklisting that came about as a result of the HUAC hearings during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era of the 1950s] If you said you were sorry you were a radical and had seen the errors of your ways, you were let off. That's like saying you have no right to make political experiments in your mind. That's the kind of thing they do in Communist countries, but we're supposed to be a ...
UC Riverside has a fiction prize, named for Polonsky, given to the writer of the best short-story in their annual literary magazine. Harry Lawton
, an instructor at the university, wrote a non-fiction book called "Willie Boy: A Desert Manhunt" which was the inspiration for a script by Jack B. Sowards
and purportedly the inspiration for Polonsky's script for Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
(1969). In ...