HEDDA and LOUELLA — Boo, Hiss and Much Mutual Loathing

Louella was short, dumpy and unattractive, a three-times married Catholic who delivered innumerable Hollywood “excloooseeves” (as she pronounced it) for the Hearst publishing empire and its Los Angeles Examiner flagship. Orson Welles was her bete noir. Hedda, an ex chorus girl and character actress, was better looking — tall and thin, and elegant of appearance who barked out questions like […]