He was a good bet to dig into the dirt that Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons may have had in their own lives, given that they were so good at finding the dirt in others'. The Gay Illiterate. She had been a small-time actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. When Parson retired, Dorothy Manners took over her column in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. A dual biography of Hopper and Louella Parsons, "Hedda and Louella," by George Eells was published as a mass market paperback by Warner Books in 1972. Hedda Hopper was born in Elda Fury, the daughter of a Quaker butcher. ... Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. Faith, Joel. Oct 31, 2015 - Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was one of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. Her gossip column had a rich assortment of attacks on several film stars of the day. In 1972, author George Eells published the dual biography Hedda and Louella , source of the 1985 CBS telefilm "Malice and Wonderland" starring Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and frequent gossip target Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons. University of California Press. Hedda, Louella, and Now Tilda: The Hollywood Rivalry That Inspired Hail, Caesar! Warner Paperback Library.

Hedda and Louella: A Dual Biography of Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons.

“Louella Parsons: Hearst’s Hollywood Stooge.” New Theatre (August 1935): 8. Hedda was a journalist (of sorts), who famously wore exotic hats and devoted herself to destroying the careers of … Louella Parsons, American newspaper writer, the first—and, for many years, most powerful—movie columnist in the United States. She had been a small-time actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. Doubleday, Doran and Company. Death Hopper died of double pneumonia at the age of 80 in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood. Parsons obtained her first newspaper job—drama editor for the Dixon (Illinois) Morning Star—while still in high school. Two people above all in Hollywood could help careers, finish careers and make private lives hell: the gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. Feeley, Kathy, “Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood: The Rise of the Celebrity Gossip … When Hopper died, Joyce Haber took over the column in the Los Angeles Time.s

But in Los Angeles, Louella had a rival: Hedda Hopper.

The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons.

Louella Parsons was born Louella Ottinger in Dixon, Ill., Ronald Reagan's home town. Parsons, Louella (1944). Barbas, Samantha (2005). Two people above all in Hollywood could help careers, finish careers and make private lives hell: the gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. It is impossible, in 341 pages, to do in-depth reportage on the lives of two spectacularly complicated women. The best news about Hedda Hopper is that few remember her.

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“Louella Parsons.” Dixon Evening Telegraph (14 December 1935): 5. In 1912 she had her first contact with the movie Ergenbright, Eric. Oct 31, 2015 - Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was one of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Louella Parsons ran a line her column celebrating Hedda Hopper’s new gig. Louella Parsons (born Louella Rose Oettinger; August 6, 1881 – December 9, 1972) was the first American movie columnist and a screenwriter.She was retained by William Randolph Hearst because she had championed Hearst's mistress Marion Davies and subsequently became an influential figure in Hollywood. At her peak, her columns were read by 20 million people in 400 newspapers worldwide. Hopper had 120 movies to her credit, and when her acting career dimmed, she recreated herself as a gossip columnist.