Pulp Non-Fiction

Friday, January 22, 2010


For five scandal-ridden years in the mid 1950’s, Confidential was the most popular, pulpiest, dishiest, Hollywood-shaking, gossip rag in the nation. And it insisted that its stories, no matter how sensational, be true. Confidential defied the studios, exposed the foibles of Hollywood brightest stars and laid the groundwork for our modern 24/7 celebrity culture. Henry Scott, author of a new book Shocking True Story, tells Confidential’s story.

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Jon Bockian from Massachusetts

The piece on Confidential was fascinating and unlikely to be told anywhere else on the radio. I would have have liked to have heard more about the litigation that caused Confidential's demise: was Pat Brown protecting innocents from libel or extortion or was he engaged in censorship?

Jan. 23 2010 05:42 PM

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