Biberman worked independently after his release from jail. The result was Salt of the Earth
(1954), a fictionalized account of the Grant County miners' strike. The screenplay was by Michael Wilson
and it was produced by Paul Jarrico
, neither members of the Ten but they were both also blacklisted. Salt of the Earth
has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress
and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry
One of the Hollywood Ten
, a 2000 film chronicling his blacklisting and the making of Salt of the Earth
from Biberman's point of view, starred Jeff Goldblum
as Biberman and Greta Scacchi
as his wife, the actress Gale Sondergaard
. The film's closing credits
noted Biberman had never been removed from the old blacklist formally, and that Sondergaard had not found work in Hollywood until shortly before her husband's death. Biberman's membership in the Director's Guild of America, which was stripped in 1950, was restored in 1997.
- ^ 1921 US Passport Application
- ^ "Brush With Life: The Art Of Being Edward Biberman - Documentary Film Description". www.organa.com. Retrieved 2017-10-06. His brother, Herbert Biberman, was the screenwriter and director known for having been one of the Hollywood Ten.
- ^ Welky, David (2008). The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II. JHU Press. p. 238. ISBN 0801890446. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
- ^ Ryskind, Alan H., "Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters, Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler", Regnery History, Washington, DC, 2015, page 426, ISBN 978-1-62157-206-0
Caballero, Raymond. McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019.
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