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You Must Remember This: Gossip Girls: Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper (Small Town Girl, Episode 1)


May 04, 2021

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

Both Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper worked for papers created by charismatic barons whose publications were nakedly corrupt, totally biased — and absolutely mainstream. Once we get a feel for this media climate, we’ll trace Louella’s early years of struggle and reinvention on the road to her pioneering bylines, and, finally, her role in canonizing The Birth of a Nation — the most viciously racist Hollywood blockbuster of all time.

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