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Hollywood Confidential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The gossip industry underwent a fundamental transition after the war, from the gawking clatter of the classical era fan magazines to the gossip columns of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons and scandal ... More


Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Jennifer Frost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1938, Hedda Hopper (a 52-year-old struggling actress) rose to fame and influence writing an incendiary gossip column, “Hedda Hopper's Hollywood,” that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other ... More


Introduction: “Malice in Wonderland”

Jennifer Frost

in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter discusses Hedda Hopper's career. Hopper rose to fame as a nationally syndicated Hollywood gossip columnist. Published in eighty-five metropolitan newspapers as well as ... More


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