Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintance of hers is the extremely powerful gossip monger Louella Parsons - maker and breaker of careers (and lives) through her daily syndicated newspaper column. The big movie moguls, fed up with Parson's power over their stars, decide to de-claw her by setting up gossip Hopper as a competitor in the rumour industry. What they couldn't foresee was that Hopper would become as big as Parsons -- and every bit as much of a pain. Based on the true life stories of two of the most powerful (and arguably dangerous) women of Hollywood's heyday. Written by
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Future film star and writer/director Tim Robbins appears briefly as actor Joseph Cotten. See more
As the camera pans down the street, on the curb is the painted number of either a house or building. They didn't paint number signs on the curbs back then. See more
The only thing I'm wearing that belongs to me is my underwear.
It doesn't show.
Referenced in The Stepfather Chronicles