The Hedda Hopper papers span the years 1901-1966 (bulk late 1940s-mid-1960s) and encompass 43.3 linear
feet. The collection consists of Hopper's personal files relating almost exclusively to her work as a
columnist and to her social life. Included are interview transcripts; correspondence; typescripts of
special stories; documentation of Hopper's activities, travels, and attendance at various events;
documentation of television and radio appearances; awards; scrapbooks containing Hopper's columns from
1938 through 1966; and photographs. The photograph series consists of more than 2,600 items, included are
candids and portraits. Topics include family, hats, publicity, and residences.
Hedda Hopper was an American gossip columnist active from the 1930s through mid-1960s. As an actress
she appeared in supporting roles in dozens of films from 1916 through the early 1930s. Hopper was married
to actor DeWolf Hopper from to 1913 to 1921.
39 linear feet of papers.
4.3 linear feet of photographs.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are
responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies
or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Available by appointment only.