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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1929 MGM picture “The Last of Mrs. Cheyney,” which was released in sound (8,651 feet) and silent (6,484 feet) versions. With Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, Herbert Bunston, George Barraud, Hedda Hopper, Moon Carroll, Madeline … Continue reading

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January 1939: Vivien Leigh Cast in ‘Gone With the Wind’ (Hedda Hopper Does Not Approve)

January 1939: Vivien Leigh is cast as Scarlett O’Hara. Hedda Hopper does not approve. Boy does she not approve. Frankly, was there anybody who was ever worse at casting than Hedda Hopper? She would shamelessly use her column to campaign … Continue reading

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Sept. 4, 1947: Red Influences in Hollywood!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Among the celebrities declining an invitation to discuss Communists in Hollywood was Hedda Hopper, and her column expands on the number of Red-influenced films in Hollywood … Continue reading

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Dalton Trumbo Praised by Hedda Hopper!

When I was doing the Daily Mirror at latimes.com, I wrote several posts on Dalton Trumbo, the subject of the new movie starring Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter. Here are some links: Hedda Hopper praises Dalton Trumbo for “Kitty … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Looking at Hollywood by Hedda Hopper, June 24, 1944

June 24, 1944 I rarely run Hedda Hopper, but since Beachgal said Hedda would have never fallen for Warners’ publicity on Dennis Morgan, here she is, leading her column with… guess who. Hedda Hopper says: Dennis Morgan has come up … Continue reading

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Doolittle Visits North American Plant, Praises Workers for Bombers Used in Tokyo Raid

June 2, 1942: In a visit to the North American aircraft plant, Brig. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle praises workers who built the bombers used in his raid on Tokyo. Otis W. Hall is accused of killing his estranged wife and sending … Continue reading

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FBI Arrests Buddhist Priests in Japanese Roundup

  March 14, 1942: The FBI leads arrests of Buddhist priests, teachers, photographers, housewives, gardeners and businessmen in the continuing roundup of “enemy aliens.” Among the arrested was the Rev. Hiroshi Izumi of the Japanese Congregational Church in Santa Barbara. … Continue reading

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July 12, 1938

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