The Hollywood columnists' clippings span the years circa 1935-1958 and encompass 18.5 linear feet. The
collection contains newspaper clippings of columns covering Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
Most columns bear descriptive titles, such as "Hollywood Diary" or "Behind the Makeup." The clippings all
appear to be from Los Angeles-area newspapers, with at least half-a-dozen different publishers, from the
"Los Angeles Herald-Examiner" to the "Valley Times." Two dozen journalists are represented, including
Bosley Crowther, Jimmie Fidler, Sheilah Graham, Hedda Hopper, Erskine Johnson, Louella O. Parsons, Edwin
Schallert, Philip K. Scheuer, Sidney Skolsky, and Walter Winchell. The Winchell columns are titled, "In
New York and Hollywood."
Hollywood columnists write about film celebrities, often with personal, sensational, or intimate
details of their lives and conduct. Current assignments, changes in marital status, legal problems, and
similar subjects are often found in the columns. Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper were among the leading
Hollywood columnists during the height of the studio era from the 1930s to 1950s.
18.5 linear feet of papers.
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