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The first lady of Hollywood

a biography of Louella Parsons

by Samantha Barbas

  • 303 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Parsons, Louella O. 1885-1973,
    • Gossip columnists -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-408) and index.

      StatementSamantha Barbas.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN4874.P35 B37 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 417 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages417
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3396239M
      ISBN 100520242130
      LC Control Number2005008449
      OCLC/WorldCa58789251

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