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Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was one of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons.

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52 years ago today.Hedda Hopper is the guest on 'Art Linkletter's House Party' on
Noah is a reporter the same way Hedda Hopper was an actress.
actually resembles Mrs. Waterford from - but she's a less sympathetic character to be sure
So sorry for your loss ifeel your pain having lost a loved one to cancer
Would go down like a lead balloon here
So Bannon and Drudge are this century's Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper?
Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Robert Ames, & Hedda Hopper. Edward Everett Horton is in both, though he's m…
Hedda Hopper visited the set after the kiss scene & said Jimmy was so hyper after filming multiple takes!
"Shameful cowardly". Yikes! When did "journalism" descend into vicious name calling. Ms Rubin is channeling Hedda Hopper
Things have been bad before. Thank you, Hedda Hopper. Love your hat!
A loos like this hasn't happened since the death of Hedda Hopper.
Wow Hedda Hopper really was the Wendy Williams of her day.
Have you ever done an episode on Hedda Hopper? She is mentioned so much in the podcast! I'd love to hear about her life.
I read that the normally gentlemanly Joseph Cotten once pulled Hedda Hopper's chair out from under…
Geraldo is a lot like Hedda Hopper, a glorious reporter, untarnished in the vaults of news reporting.
Geraldo Rivera is a lot like Hedda Hopper, a banal yet ubiquitous shill, unburdened by acumen or talent.
Of course you are. Your rhetoric and prejudice is right up their alley.
He thinks he's Walter Winchell when he's really Hedda Hopper.
What a week all the hysteria over Barnaby now Pauline has topped it LMAO
everybody: susan davis and lange crawford. me: mamacita Jackie Hoffman. hedda hopper judy davis.
This episode of is about the twilight of the careers of Joan Crawford, Hedda Hopper, and Jack Warner.
Five episodes into I still say it was a wasted opportunity not to cast Holland Taylor as Hedda Hopper. Girl…
Absolutely hilarious! Oh by the way, Hedda Hopper is William Hoppers mother.William Hopper from Perry Mason.
Hedda Hopper's son William played Paul Drake in every episode of from 1957-1966. He died in 1970 last seen in Myra Breckenridge.
Was the depiction of Hedda Hopper fair/accurate?
Hedda Hopper was an American actress & one of America's best-known gossip columnists. More
Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?: Hedda Hopper (1885-1966) – Gossip Columnists Hedda Hopper was one of...
Miranda Devile? Journalist? More like Louella Parsons or Hedda Hopper. *vitriol *venom *awful
"Helen Mirren is wonderfully villainous." - The Wrap. See her now in as snide columnist, Hedda Hopper
Jun 30 1956 Republican reason for partying with Democrat "We're good friends!"
Even though it was after her time, looks like an aerial view of a Hedda Hopper hat.
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David Torrance.the Hedda Hopper of the Scottish media.
Despite your 100 silent films, I don't want you in my book, Hedda Hopper. You were a horrible person who ruined lives IRL.
TRUMBO Cranston cranks this into high gear with Oscar-worthy performance Mirren soars as mega-nasty, vengeful Hedda Hopper A+
Film.Trumbo. We seem to have quite a few Hedda Hopper's in our media at the moment.
harebrained say it, but I actually remember Hedda Hopper.
I would be more interested in a Hedda Hopper vs Louella Parsons miniseries, although maybe I don't want Ryan Murphy involved.
Today in In 1885 Hedda Hopper born. One of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with Louella Parsons.
McCarthy had Hedda Hopper, has the National Enquirer. Roy Cohn was a great teacher for both, SMALL men
Remember when Hedda Hopper leaked Gorgeous George's sex daguerreotypes to Nellie Bly? Joseph Pulitzer got hit HARD!
...Brolin, Clooney & particularly Alden Ehrenreich as the heartthrob novice & Tilda Swinton in duel roles as Hedda Hopper-esque columnist...
My piece on the monstrous Hedda Hopper (ignore the headline typo that turned Tilda Swinton into Hilda!)
How gossip queen Hedda Hopper could bury careers with a swipe of a pen
Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane were both great, and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper stole every scene she was in.
o rite - I saw TRUMBO. How conservative is Hollywood? So conservative, it took six decades to stand up to Hedda Hopper.
Hedda Hopper's only son played Paul Drake on Perry Mason. They both died of pneumonia, four years apart. He did not buy a lot of hats.
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Helen Mirren says it was a 'ghastly' role playing Hedda Hopper in her newest film:
Hedda Hopper poses in front of her office at Hollywood and Vine
Re: Hail, Caesar trailer: Weirdly, I think Tilda Swinton as a Hedda Hopper-esque reporter yelling "Ed-DIEE!" may be my favorite thing in it.
Dan Duryea Western Movie Outlaw interviewed by Hedda Hopper Duryea spoke of career goals and his preparation for...
Blacklisted along with many other writers and artists. Helen Mirren is Hedda Hopper
she made jokes about wearing hats and how much she enjoyed playing evil Hedda hopper! SHE IS SO KIND AND SWEET
Yep, they all do! I also love Swinton a la Hedda Hopper / Louella Parsons. And studio head Brolin! It all looks joyous!
Hey Frank: You're starting to sound like Hedda Hopper now !!!
so Hedda Hopper's portrayed by Helen in Trumbo and by Tilda in Hail, Caeser DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM FOR BOTH FILMS THO
Old Hollywood as envisioned by the Coen Brothers? Tilda Swinton channeling Hedda Hopper? Yes, please!
Tilda Swinton as Hedda Hopper, this is the gift the world was built to give us.
Clooney playing a moron, Scarlett a tough dame, Tilda being Hedda Hopper, Frances McD as an editor - what's not to love?
All we need now is for Cate Blanchett to play Hedda Hopper as well.
Between Hail Caesar and Trumbo, it is Hedda Hopper's year
I love how Mirren called her during TIFF's Q&A: "Oh, the horrible, be-hatted, Hedda Hopper." John Goodman cracked up.
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Tilda Swinton as Hedda Hopper. Tilda Swinton as David Bowie. Tilda Swinton as Bob Dylan. Tilda Swinton as Orlando. Tilda Swinton as EVERYONE
Tilda Swinton as Hedda Hopper from the universe of that Fassbinder remake of The Women set on Mars.
Like, with a bit of Tinkerbell. And Tilda's Hedda Hopper! This is going to be pretty pertinent to my interests.
TRUMBO was a lot of fun. Bryan Cranston plays blacklisted writer, Helen Mirren as Hedda Hopper.
she was wearing a hat to resemble Hedda Hopper's hats /her character in the movie
Really loved Trumbo. Helen Mirren was great as Hedda Hopper and her fantastic hats did not disappoint
Bryan Cranston, ok, sure, but the only thing needed to sell me on TRUMBO is Helen Mirren as Hedda Hopper. No questions asked. I'm there.
Helen Mirren glams up as Hedda Hopper in Trumbo movie poster
1934 Press Photo Hedda Hopper in Miss Fashion and led parade of th…
All day yesterday I thought it was Saturday and today I confused Louella Parsons with Hedda Hopper. Which is odd, because …
“For a change, we’ll have a real soldier playing a real soldier on the screen." Hedda Hopper on Audie Murphy playing himself 60 years ago.
Factoid: William Hopper ( Paul Drake/Perry Mason) was DeWolf Hopper in his first movies. Hedda Hopper was his mother. he had a brother.
to 1940s - Hedda Hopper (Front left), syndicated Hollywood columnist, was a frequent guest at the Assistance...
could i call myself a blogger do you think//i kinda feel what Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper must have felt
Photoset: hedda-hopper: The original working script was Born to be Kissed, which the Hays Office objected...
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Notorious Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper was born 130 years ago this weekend:
Hedda Hopper cameos as herself in the exquisite Sunset Boulevard, pic behind Gloria Swanson at the climax
Hedda Hopper cameod as a columnist in the classic,TheWomen(39).pic w/ Russell,Shearer,Fontaine.
Hedda Hopper did appear in two Wings & Children of Divorce,also featuring
Hedda Hopper,1885 actress of stage and screen, but famous for her acid tongue and gossip column begun '38
Heavenly B-Day: Hedda Hopper b. May 2, 1885. One of America's best-known gossip columnists in 1938.
This is cool! Happy Birthday Hedda Hopper. Hats off to you : )
Hedda Hopper, too. Maybe she'll be a gossip columnist.
Happy birthday to writer and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885).
130 years since birth of Hedda Hopper / Hollywood columnist - at gossip, no one could stop her.
In memory of Hedda Hopper who was born on May 2nd, 1885 and died on February 1st, 1966.
Hedda Hopper, born Elda Furry on 2 May 1885, was an American gossip columnist who arrived on the scene to become...
Isn't she just! Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper have nothing on her! ;-)
On profiling, Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante once told Hedda Hopper he got pulled over by Irish cops more often than Harry Belafonte
Ann Sheridan, gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and Ingrid Bergman at the Canteen,
OMG there is a movie about Dalton Trumbo in the works and Helen Mirren will play Hedda Hopper :O
I've never identified with anyone as much as I identify with drunk Tallulah Bankhead and Hedda Hopper
And to think Jose Feliciano once stirred up such controversy with his rendition of the national anthem. Hedda Hopper reincarnate.
Photo: Robert Preston and Hedda Hopper are seen at a taping of Kup’s Show in Chicago.
William Hopper, Hedda Hopper's son and he plays the role of Paul Drake, on Perry Mason, is in this movie, "The Deadly Manthis"
William Hopper was the son of Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and best known as Perry Mason's private eye and confidante, Paul Drake.
We couldn't forget the occasion of Hedda Hopper's birthday -- she was born May 2, 1885, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Before she made a name for herself on the printed page, she was a screen actress -- and don't forget, she was in Sunset Boulevard!
On This Day: In 1865, President Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1993, Gary Bettman became the 1st commissioner to the NHL. In 2003 - the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. Famous Birthdays: Clark Gable, Boris Yeltsin, Don Everly, Sherman Hemsley, Jessica Savitch, Rick James, Sherilyn Fenn, Brandon Lee (Bruce's kid), Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Lisa Marie Presley (born EXACTLY 9 months TO THE DAY of her parents Vegas wedding!), Michael C. Hall and Harry Styles. Famous Deaths: Mary Shelley, Hedda Hopper, Fleetwood Lindley (the florist who provided floral arrangements for President Lincoln's funeral AND was the last person to see him in his coffin before they closed it - to make sure he was in there.), Buster Keaton, Heather O'Rourke, Paul Mellon and Ed Koch. Happy February!!!
I dreamt I was at an awards banquet emceed by Robert Mitchum. He called me up, I was handed a fruitcake, and I dedicated it to Hedda Hopper.
Birthday Quotes: STEVE BIKO: “The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth.” + GEORGE STEVENS: “That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.” + JULES DASSIN: “The tragedy of Hollywood is that for over a quarter of a century it was harried by these two illiterate, vindictive women (Hedda Hopper & Louella Parsons).” + TY COBB: “When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.” + ABE BURROWS: “You throw a perfectly straight line at the audience and then, right at the end, you curve it. Good jokes do that.”
gracie what r you,a latter day Hedda Hopper? trying to get more followers feuding with
All of our young lives we search for someone to love, someone who makes us cle hides a taste for blood," - Hedda Hopper
Gossip columnist hedda hopper saw a small ad in a newspaper for a preview screening of citizen kane and went.
Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper plays a small role in this film -
Watched Keeper of the Flame (1943), a film Hedda Hopper described as "Citizen Kane with all the art scraped off." She wasn't wrong.
Researching old family friend w/1960s theater ties. Found mention of her in a Hedda Hopper column. I think I thought Hopper was fictional.
Hedda Hopper's sequined butterfly breastplate with matching beanie is...odd
This was before Hedda Hopper became an actual gossip columnist
We have a good solid dose of Hedda Hopper coming up, kids. Off to the Casino Roof!
I don't have the prettiest face for you to see or the skinniest waist for yole hides a taste for blood," - Hedda Hopper
When a girl thinks of her future with her boyfriend, it's normal, But when ale hides a taste for blood," - Hedda Hopper
Squabbling George Clooney and Russell Crowe are turning into the Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons of modern Hollywood
SISIR MANCHA 11:15 A.M Sunset Boulevard (stylized onscreen as Sunset Blvd) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent movie star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling, her butler and first husband. Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough and Jack Webb play supporting roles. Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent film actors Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson. Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. It is widely accepted as a class ...
"Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, 'Wait. Let me see.' And above all, you must be honest with yourself." -- James Dean to Hedda Hopper
I'm waiting for Mark Halperin and Bob Woodward to collaborate on a Beltway "tell-all" book. It will save me a whole lot of effort in dismissing them both as the Rona Barrett and Hedda Hopper of the DC set. I'm not saying, of course, that they write fiction. Writing fiction takes imagination and a modicum of talent. These jerks transcribe tea room gossip, if you know what I'm saying.
"Some, including Hedda Hopper and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, have said that Grant was bisexual."
ELVIS FILES MAGAZINE ISSUE 4 - The 4th issue of the superb Quarterly Elvis Files Magazine is out now and once again Erik Lorentzen delivers. Inside issue 4 (June 2013): * More beautiful '56 images from Frank Powolny. * Presley Juggernaut Rolls (Billboard article from Sept '56) * The Women In Elvis' Movies (Debra Paget) * Alqqan Hanson writes 'Not Like Any Other Soldier) * Part 4 of the Happy Days series by Elaine Christian * An article from the 50s by Hedda Hopper who at that time hates Elvis with a passion and of course several more interesting articles. Also included in this edition is an article that takes a look Elvis' gold Cadillac researched and written by a couple of blokes you all may know.
No truth to Hedda Hopper's claim that foul play was afoot when LEKTER's 4th & last husband, King Kahendra, succumbed on their wedding night
So what you're saying is that Sharon Waxman is Hedda Hopper to Nikki Finke's Louella Parsons?
June 2nd: Feast of Corpus Christi/The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Pope Benedict I began his reign in 575. Henry VIII was born in 1491, Martha Washington in 1732 and Marquis de Sade in 1740. The Quartering Act was issued in 1774 by England. General Philip Kearny was born in 1815 and Pius X in 1835. PT Barnum had his first circus in 1835. General Sherman in 1863 wrote his wife "Vox populi, vox humbug - the voice of the people is the voice of humbug. The first black bishop was appointed in 1875 in the US. President Grover Cleveland (49) in 1886 became the only president to marry in the executive mansion. Guiseppe Garibaldi (74) died in 1882 and Hedda Hopper was born in 1890. Marconi patented in 1896 the radio. Mark Twain (61) said in 1897 that the report of his death was an exaggeration. Michael Todd was born in 1901, Johnny Weismuller in 1904, and Betty Furness in 1916. All Native Americans were granted full citizenship in 1924 if born within US territorial limits. Milo O'Shea was born in 1926 and L ...
Before People Magazine; The Star; The National Enquirer or Hedda Hopper; there was Walter Winchell. Love him ; hate him or dont care; he was and always will be of our true cultural originals.
Finally, a few minutes to eight, all the little crises dealt with, Gus, still looking cool as a cucumber, stepped up to the mic and made an announcement. “Attention everyone! Places, please! Ready at the bar? Rico, this is it! Ladies, let's shake them hips! Maestro? Music, please!” Nodding to Gus, I gave the boys a downbeat and we launched into 'Quiet Village.' Spread across the room, the girls waved their arms and undulated in the best Hollywood imitation of a hula dance. Rico, inside his cage, rattled the bars for effect. Silverman started in with the bird calls and Gus raised his hands. “Open the doors!” he ordered. The doors were thrown wide and in they came, the best Los Angeles had to offer. Leading the charge was none other than Hedda Hopper, one of her spectacular hats, rimmed with peacock feathers, bobbing as she led the parade. The Bogarts were there, Carmen Miranda strutted in, without the fruit hat, Busby Berkeley was seen, as was Lena Horne, seemingly every Los Angeles society columni ...
Six Cylinder Love is a 1923 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Fox Film and directed by Elmer Clifton. It is based on a popular 1921 Broadway play and stars Ernest Truex from the play. [1] Also appearing in the film from the Broadway play were Donald Meek and Ralph Sipperly. Both Hedda Hopper and June Walker had substantial roles in the long running play but didn't appear in the film. Walker's part was played by ingenue Florence Eldridge in her very first film. Also making their film debuts are Donald Meek and Thomas Mitchell. In 1931 Fox produced an early sound remake starring newcomer Spencer Tracy. As 20th Century Fox the studio remade the story over again in 1939 as The Honeymoon's Over.[2] Contents [hide] * 1 Cast * 2 Remake * 3 References * 4 External links [edit] Cast * Ernest Truex - Gilbert Sterling * Florence Eldridge - Marilyn Sterling * Donald Meek - Richard Burton * Maude Hill - Geraldine Burton * Ann McKittrick - Phyllis Burton * Marjorie Milton - Marguerite Rogers * Thomas Mitch ...
Since I still see these showbiz myths presented as "facts", here's another short list: Irving Berlin could neither read music nor play a piano. All his famous songs were written by an anonymous black man whom Berlin kept squirreled away in a tiny apartment, and to whom he paid a pittance. All of director Dorothy Arzner's films have a strong feminist slant. Lucille Ball was a failed movie actress who came to TV as a last resort. Kirk Douglas was the first Hollywood luminary to break the blacklist by hiring and giving billing to writer Dalton Trumbo. Hundreds of Hollywood careers were destroyed by columnists like Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons and Walter Winchell.
Principal photography begins October 30th. Confirmed by Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons.
Visit my Gary site at Film from 'Hedda Hopper's Hollywood' from 1942/43 featuring Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway...
Tonight's Svengoolie-hosted flick on Me-TV at 9 Central is "The Deadly Mantis" from 1957. It stars Craig Stevens and William Hopper. A year after this flick Stevens would skyrocket to national prominence as Peter Gunn on NBC. William Hopper is the only son of famed gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Don't believe I've seen this flick but, as usual, it looks to be of prime Grade B stock.
Hedda Hopper as the Mad Hatter in Hanna Barbera's Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?), 1966.
Fragmented, the only word to describe the Kuras' family. Derision, antipathy between siblings. A road laddened with turmoil. Fortunately, there are some bright spots. One family member has a vested interest in Bedloes Island which pays handsome dividends. Had it not been for her timley sales of the "Mystic Knights of the Sea" all may have been lost. In addition, the family has been blessed in the second coming of Hedda Hopper. A Know it all from relatonships to world peace. There may be light at the of the tunnel!!!
Sheilah Graham Westbrook was an English-born American nationally syndicated gossip columnist during Hollywood’s “Golden Age,” who with Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper wielded power to make or break careers prompting her to describe herself as “the last of the unholy trio.” Graham was also known fo...
Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, Marjorie Rambeau & Hedda Hopper perform "Dinner at Eight" for Campbell Playhouse Radio Programme. From the play by Edna Ferber & ...
Photo: ~ On June 6, 1962 George Cukor told Hedda Hopper that Fox was searching for a Marilyn...
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all of a sudden I really want to watch The Women again ... Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Norma Shearer, Marjorie Main (and Hedda Hopper playing Hedda Hopper) Will I find anything in that refrigerator? Yeah cobwebs and a bottle of gin!
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