Her story is at the heart of the Hollywood story. She started her film career at seventeen, competed all her life with her famous sister Olivia de Havilland, was pursued by men like Howard Hughes,... This description may be from another edition of this product.
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.