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The Resource Confidential Confidential : the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine, Samantha Barbas

Confidential Confidential : the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine, Samantha Barbas

Label
Confidential Confidential : the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine
Title
Confidential Confidential
Title remainder
the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Barbas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" In the 1950s, Confidential magazine, America's first celebrity scandal magazine, revealed Hollywood stars' secrets, misdeeds, and transgressions in gritty, unvarnished detail. Deploying a vast network of tipsters to root out scandalous facts about the stars, including sexual affairs, drug use, and sexual orientation, publisher Robert Harrison destroyed celebrities' carefully constructed images and built a media empire. Confidential became the bestselling magazine on American newsstands in the 1950s, surpassing Time, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post. Eventually the stars fought back, filing multimillion-dollar libel suits against the magazine. The state of California, prodded by the film studios, prosecuted Harrison for obscenity and criminal libel, culminating in a famous, star-studded Los Angeles trial. This is Confidential's story, detailing how the magazine revolutionized celebrity culture and American society in the 1950s and beyond. With its bold red-yellow-and-blue covers, screaming headlines, and tawdry stories, Confidential exploded the candy-coated image of movie stars that Hollywood and the press had sold to the public. It transformed Americas from innocents to more sophisticated, worldly people, wise to the phony and constructed nature of celebrity. It shifted reporting on celebrities from an enterprise of concealment and make-believe to one that was more frank, bawdy, and true. Confidential's success marked the end of an era of hush-hush--of secrets, closets, and sexual taboos--and the beginning of our age of tell-all exposure"--
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barbas, Samantha
Dewey number
051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4900.C65
LC item number
B37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
Confidential Confidential : the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine, Samantha Barbas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of a publisher -- The age -- Confidential -- Winchell and Rushmore -- Asbestos -- The dream factory -- Hot Hollywood stories -- Hollywood Research Incorporated -- Gossip -- The legal department -- 1955 -- Hollywood -- The curious craze -- Public service -- Libel -- Freedom of the press -- The Post Office -- The peak -- The decline -- Slander -- The Kraft Committee -- Criminal libel -- The trial -- The end and the aftermath -- Conclusion
Control code
on1021064775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780912777542
Lccn
2017061185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021064775
Label
Confidential Confidential : the inside story of Hollywood's notorious scandal magazine, Samantha Barbas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The education of a publisher -- The age -- Confidential -- Winchell and Rushmore -- Asbestos -- The dream factory -- Hot Hollywood stories -- Hollywood Research Incorporated -- Gossip -- The legal department -- 1955 -- Hollywood -- The curious craze -- Public service -- Libel -- Freedom of the press -- The Post Office -- The peak -- The decline -- Slander -- The Kraft Committee -- Criminal libel -- The trial -- The end and the aftermath -- Conclusion
Control code
on1021064775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780912777542
Lccn
2017061185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021064775

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