Pulp Non-Fiction

Friday, November 25, 2011


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. in an interview that originally aired in 2010, Henry Scott, author of the book Shocking True Story, tells Bob Confidential’s story.


Jerry Goldsmith - Badge of Honor

Comments [2]

Steve Govoni from Rowayton, CT

Confidential was given the Calhoun story in return for killing a story about Rock Hudson.

Nov. 28 2011 03:36 PM
Robert from NYC

I remember Confidential magazine as a child with the red and yellow cover and black and white photos. My mom use to read it. I particularly remember one issue--for some strange reason it's stuck in my memory mechanisms-- a story that Rory Calhoun had served time in prison for what I don't remember but it was supposedly the first this information about him was published. My mother was shocked.

Nov. 27 2011 10:44 AM

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