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
Featured Item: Tell It to Louella
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.