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The Pioneering Writers

Anthony Slide

in Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the earliest fan magazine writers. Fan magazine writers believed much that they wrote, and much that they wrote was usually closer to truth than fiction. Their light, frothy, ... More


Gossip, Scandal, and Innuendo

Anthony Slide

in Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the gossip columnists of fan magazines. The most notable, most respectful, and most reliable was the pseudonymous Cal York in Photoplay. By the 1950s, York was fighting for ... More


Ms. Rona

Anthony Slide

in Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Rona Barrett, who revolutionized not only the fan magazines but the entire coverage of entertainment news. Barrett was the first fan magazine writer to mature from the genre ... More


Punching the Clock and Turning Left

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the 1920s, David Johnson Leisk sought employment in New York City, first as an assistant art director in Macy’s advertising department. At the age of twenty-one, he became the first art editor of ... More


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