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Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism by Jennifer Frost

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Harvey, K, Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism by Jennifer Frost, Australasian Journal of American Studies, 32, (1) pp. 127-129. ISSN 1838-9554 (2013) [Review Single Work]


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Abstract

The intersection of private life, public news and political culture is at the heart of many scholarly histories of popular culture and its practitioners. Jennifer Frost's book Hedda Hopper's Hollywood weaves these themes through the life of the Hollywood actress and gossip columnist, whilst using the letters of Hopper's readers to tell an additional story about the production and reception of conservative attitudes in the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s. In this way, Frost seeks to demonstrate the historical worth of gossip as a unique and credible source on public opinion.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:hollywood, cinema, journalism, gossip, conservatism, cold war
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Screen and Media Culture
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding the Past of the Americas
UTAS Author:Harvey, K (Dr Kyle Harvey)
ID Code:127438
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-07-27
Last Modified:2018-07-30
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