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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hollywood columnists' clippings
    Date (inclusive): circa 1935-1958
    Collection number: 235
    Extent: 18.5 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Hollywood columnists' clippings, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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."


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms