Harold J. Salemson

Harold J. Salemson (September 30, 1910 - August 25, 1988) was a correspondent for newspapers, a film and book critic, as well as a publisher, editor, and translator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was put on the Hollywood blacklist for past involvement with the Communist Party and Communism.

Salemson was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Montpellier and the Sorbonne, having moved to France with his parents in 1922. While in the United States, he studied at the Experimental College of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He returned to France in 1928, where he worked as a newspaper news correspondent and ran a small news syndicate. He was also a film critic for Le Monde.

In 1966, Salemson became a book reviewer for Newsday. Among his 20 book translations were biographies of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Georges Simenon.

In 1928 he wrote an article in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. He was the editor for the quarterly literary magazine Tambour which he published in Paris, France from 1928 until 1930.

In 1947 his book Thought Control in U.S.A. was published by Progressive Citizens of America. He testified before the U.S. Congress in 1955 accompanied by his lawyer Victor Rabinowitz. He died of a heart attack at Community Hospital in Glen Cove, New York, on August 25, 1988.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 30th, 1910 (Chicago), Died August 25th, 1988 (Glen Cove)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: translator


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-79371 10-in. 9/20/1934 Essayons d'oublier Jeanette MacDonald ; MGM Studio Orchestra ; Herbert Stothart Female vocal solo, with orchestra translator  


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