FROM UNDER MY HAT by Hedda Hopper


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The life story of the moving picture columnist is an entertaining account of stage and screen, of a long way up to VIP-dom. From her family life in Altoona, Pa., where her father was a butcher, to her early efforts on the stage and the open sesame when she became the fifth wife of De Wolf Hopper, Hedda has her way with professional as well as personal incidents, makes a good story of the early cinematic days -- and their stars -- both in the East and on the Coast, and shows clearly the way in which she learned to be a clothes horse and dress the parts she played. The many friendships kept -- and her feud with Louella Parsons, the knives flashing for those she feels have betrayed or demeaned their responsibilities (Chaplin among others), the fame of the Hopper Toppers, the growing up of her son, Bill, excitements abroad and in modern Hollywood -- are aggressively retailed for the avid picture follower.

Pub Date: Sept. 4th, 1952
Publisher: Doubleday