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GOSSIP –Then and Now

GOSSIP –Then and Now

She was the greatest and most famous gossip columnist of all time. Her name is synonymous with the word. Hello, everybody.  Joe Morella and Frank Segers here today to chat about the one and only, Louella. Louella Parsons may not have invented the gossip column, but she certainly perfected it. The story goes that Parsons, who had […]

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A BLACK ACTRESS UPS THE ANTE

A BLACK ACTRESS UPS THE ANTE

            Talented black actresses confined for racial reasons to roles of maids, cooks or “mammies” in Hollywood movies of the 30s, 40s and 50s, invariably stood their ground in their limited cinematic circumstances, even upstaging on occasion their more celebrated white costars. Who can forget Hattie McDaniel in “Gone With […]

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Louella? Hedda? Who do you read?

Louella? Hedda? Who do you read?

  Hello everybody.  Morella and Segers here again.  Remembering. We old-timers remember the days when newspapers ran a half dozen entertainment  columns  about movies, theatre, and all other aspects of show business. If Louella– Parsons that is– or Hedda — Hopper, of course,   don’t ring a bell with you,  how about         Rona […]

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