IHS Workshop: "Hollywood Gossip as Public Sphere: Hedda Hopper, Reader-Respondents, and the Red Scare, 1947–1965"
Mon, February 1, 2010 • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100
The Institute for Historical Studies (IHS) presents a workshop by Dr. Jennifer Frost, senior lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
A 20th century United States social and cultural historian, Professor Frost is currently writing a book entitled Hedda Hopper and the Right-Wing Politics of Hollywood Gossip, 1938-1966, for New York University Press. Her workshop paper explores how “Golden Age” Hollywood gossip columnist and political conservative Hedda Hopper used her journalistic platform to promote anticommunist campaigns during the Cold War. Reader response demonstrates Hopper’s success in mobilizing her readers to participate and how, together, they made her column part of the public sphere in the United States.
NOTE: This event is by invitation only.