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The Press: Jimmy Gets It

It is no secret among close associates of James Roosevelt and his wife that the couple have not found the harmony they expected since Jimmy's migration to...

Hollywood: The Scold & the Sphinx

Hedda Hopper was the town's genial Scold, Buster Keaton its somber Sphinx; together, they were Hollywood past and present. Keaton's world—the gothic twilight...

Radio: Hopper's Whopper

Hedda Hopper's hat contest was a crowning success. For five weeks, on Tom Breneman's Breakfast in Hollywood (ABC, Mon.-Fri.,11 a.m., E.S.T.), heady Hedda asked...

Columnists: Return of the Gossip

As I rang the doorbell of the five-bedroom, Spanish-style Beverly Hills house, I braced myself for ghosts. The previous owner, Clifton Webb, reputedly never...

CALIFORNIA: The Colonel among the Angels

After three weeks of droning around Central America in his Lockheed Lodestar, Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, his wife, a maid, a secretary and two...

Cinema: The Gossipist

(See Cover) Early one bright Hollywood day that dawned on rumors of a romance between Joan Crawford and Don Barry, the cowboy actor, Miss Crawford's telephone...

Show Business: Moses & the Money Changers

Keeping a stiff upper face, CBS's Ed Sullivan read the advance publicity for Hedda Hopper's Hollywood, the NBC show he will have to buck next Sunday. Columnist...

Columnists: From Nowhere to Everywhere

As soon as a Hollywood columnist attains celebrity status, several things happen. The headwaiter at Chasen's, with a deferential flourish, wipes imaginary...

Government: Trouble After the Party

It was nearly as risky as inviting Hedda Hopper, Sheilah Graham, Lolly Parsons and Dorothy Kilgallen to tea together, but Chief Economic Adviser Walter Heller...

The Press: Through a Keyhole Darkly

In the spring of 1948, two formidable ladies met over a luncheon table at Romanoff's restaurant in Hollywood. "When she walked in," recalls one of the other,...

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