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Collectibles Spotlight

This month, our Collectibles team is showing off their favorite vintage, rare, and collectible books on Old Hollywood! From scandalous tell-alls to behind-the-scenes facts, these books celebrate the silver screen and are perfect for anyone fascinated by the glitz, glamour, and grit of classic cinema.

The Stars - Memoirs & Biographies

Featured Item: The Whole Truth and Nothing But

Acclaimed silent film star turned Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper had the inside scoop on the private lives of the most famous screen actors of her time, like Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Rock Hudson. In The Whole Truth and Nothing But, she tells her side of the story on some big events like her feud with the other queen of Hollywood scandal Louella Parsons, and details on how she controlled the careers of some of the biggest names of the silver screen.
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Featured Item: Tell It to Louella

Louella Parsons, aka the queen of Hollywood gossip, gives a glimpse into the arduous life of Hollywood actors in the golden age. Her memoir includes tales of encounters, friendships, and feuds with celebrities like Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, and Joan Crawford, and includes a touching tribute to actor Clark Gable.
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Recommended Article

When Gossip Was Currency
Published by William Shelton
June 09, 2021

In old Hollywood, gossip was hard currency, and there were two doyennes who dealt in the coin of the realm: one a frustrated former actress, and the other a queen of yellow journalism who spent decades working for William Randolph Hurst. Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons served as the moral arbiters to the stars. Their hold over Hollywood, alongside the famous Hays code, controlled the lives of stars of the silver screen in unexpected ways.

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