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Director:
Writers:
Jacqueline Feather (teleplay) &
David Seidler (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 May 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Struggling actress Hedda Hopper can't get a break in Hollywood, even though an acquaintance of hers... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A rather dull experience See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Elizabeth Taylor ... Louella Parsons

Jane Alexander ... Hedda Hopper

Richard Dysart ... Louis B. Mayer

Joyce Van Patten ... Dema Harshbarger

Jon Cypher ... Dr. Harry 'Docky' Martin
Leslie Ackerman ... Harriet Parsons

Bonnie Bartlett ... Ida Koverman
Thomas Byrd ... William Hopper
Joel Colodner ... Andy Kenderson

Rick Lenz ... Iceman

Mary McCusker ... Dot

John Pleshette ... Tommy Gallep

Eric Purcell ... Orson Welles

Tim Robbins ... Joseph Cotten

Mark L. Taylor ... Howard Strickling

Nancy Travis ... Ann

B.J. Ward ... June
Vernon Weddle ... Sam Goldwyn
Allen Williams ... Joel
Teddy Wilson ... Collins (as Theodore Wilson)
Jason Wingreen ... Jack Warner
Helen Baron ... Ellen
Thomas Bellin ... Hotel Clerk

Denise Crosby ... Carole Lombard
Robert Darnell ... Heiner
Christine Dickinson ... Betty
Douglas Emerson ... Young Bill Harper
Edith Fields ... Mrs. Washburn
Lyla Graham ... Mrs. Clayton
Anne Haney ... Dema's Secretary

Mindi Iden ... Starlet
Leigh Kavanaugh ... 2nd Journalist
Amelia Laurenson ... Elizabeth Arden
Galen Thompson ... Hal
Jan Tríska ... Mike Romanoff
Keith Walker ... Albert
Gary Wayne ... Clark Gable

Noni White ... 1st Journalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Craig Richard Nelson ... Radio Producer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gus Trikonis 
 
Writing credits
Jacqueline Feather (teleplay) &
David Seidler (teleplay)

George Eells (novel "Hedda & Louella")

Produced by
Jay Benson .... producer
Judith A. Polone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop 
 
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
Rebecca Ross 
 
Production Design by
John D. Jefferies Sr. 
 
Art Direction by
John D. Jefferies Sr. 
 
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
Mina Mittelman 
 
Sound Department
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator
Douglas J. Schulman .... cable person
Douglas J. Schulman .... utility sound
Keith A. Wester .... sound
 
Transportation Department
Jerry Sidwell .... driver
 
Other crew
Nancy E. Barr .... production coordinator
Skates Naiman .... production liaison
Michael Neale .... location manager
 

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120 min
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Trivia:
Taylor got friend Peter Lawford a small part as a reporter. but, he couldn't get through a single day of filming and was replaced.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Hedda Hopper:The only thing I'm wearing that belongs to me is my underwear.
Louella Parsons:It doesn't show.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Stepfather Chronicles (2009) (V)See more »

FAQ

Louella Parsons---When Did She Become Seriously Ill?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A rather dull experience, 21 May 2014
Author: istuart0 from Brighton, England

I first came across these two harpies when I read Kenneth Anger's superb "Hollywood Babylon". His waspish descriptions of this brace of bitches is both hysterically witty and makes you eager to learn more about them. I bought "Hedda and Louella" by George Eells from The Strand book shop in New York but found it rather plodding - I didn't wade too far into the tome. Apparently, this film is based on that book and I was hoping it would be a condensed precis that would make me re-engage with the book, but it didn't. My word, is it dull! The script is dull, the direction - is there any? - is dull and the performance of most of the actors with the exception of Dame Liz and Richard Dysart (who disappointingly plays Louis B. Mayer as a human being instead of the baby eating ogre Kenny Anger makes him out to be). Oh for the film version of "Hollywood Babylon"!

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