Winchell: gossip, power and the culture of celebrity

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Vintage, Sep 26, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages
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Hailed as the most important and entertaining biography in recent memory, Gabler's account of the life of fast-talking gossip columnist and radio broadcaster Walter Winchell "fuses meticulous research with a deft grasp of the cultural nuances of an era when virtually everyone who mattered paid homage to Winchell" (Time). of photos.

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Review: Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

One of those famous people from the past that I was too young to know about first hand, but it's a name you hear associated with the 1930's and 1940's. Amazing to think of the power he had back then. Far from the most pleasant person you would want to meet, but an interesting story. Read full review

Review: Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Fascinating. And, of course, depressing. Gabler recreates the life and times of the dynamic, egotistical gossip-monger vividly. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, "which won the Los Angeles Times" "Book Prize for history. His biography "Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity "was named best nonfiction book of the year by "Time. "He appears regularly on the media review program "Fox News Watch," and writes often for "The New York Times "and the "Los Angeles Times. "He is currently a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Entertainment and Society in the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife in Amagansett, New York.

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