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A sweeping, vital biography of Walter Winchell, the most powerful and, at times, the most feared journalist in the America of his day. ...
A sweeping, vital biography of Walter Winchell, the most powerful and, at times, the most feared journalist in the America of his day. Credited with the tabloiding of America, Winchell revealed who was cavorting with gangsters or chorus girls, who was engaging in financial shenanigans, and who was frolicking with whom. Photographs.
Posted January 11, 2001
I remember hearing Walter Winchell on the radio. What this book brings out is how Winchell came from poverty to a place where, according to Winchell, he was one of the most powerful men in America. Winchell, the book, is a time frame, the entertainers of the period, his anti-Nazi fervor and alliance with the likes of J.Edgar Hoover. The book follows him from the zenith to the skids where at the end, he was a caricture of himself. In the 1940's & 1950's, Winchell's voice meant the truth and nothing but the truth. Careers came and went by his words; column and radio.
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