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Hedda Hopper's Hollywood : celebrity gossip and American conservatism

Author: Jennifer Frost
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2011.
Series: American history and culture (New York University Press)
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Frost argues that Hopper has had a profound and lasting influence on popular and political culture and should be viewed as a pivotal popularizer of conservatism. As practiced by Hopper and her readers, Hollywood gossip shaped key developments in American movies and movie culture, newspaper journalism and conservative politics, along with the culture of gossip itself.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Hedda Hopper; Hedda Hopper; Hedda Hopper; Hedda Hopper; Hedda Hopper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Frost
ISBN: 9780814728239 0814728235
OCLC Number: 630468406
Description: xv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "malice in wonderland" --
The making of a celebrity gossip --
Readers, respondents, and fans --
Hopper's wars --
Cold War Americanism, Hopper style --
Blacklisting Hollywood "Reds" --
Representing race in the face of civil rights --
"Family togetherness" in Fifties Hollywood --
Taking on "Hollywood Babylon" --
Conclusion : movies, politics, and narratives of nostalgia.
Series Title: American history and culture (New York University Press)
Responsibility: Jennifer Frost.

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