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MR. CONFIDENTIAL: The Man, His Magazine & The Movieland Massacre That Changed Hollywood Forever

Samuel Bernstein's book Mr. Confidential: The Man, His Magazine & The Movieland Massacre That Changed Hollywood Forever is ideal for anyone who read Neal Gabler's fantastic feature article “Confidential’s Reign of Terror” in the April 2003 edition of Vanity Fair and wanted more dirt on the magazine that practically invented dirt: Confidential ("Tells the facts and names the names").

Mr. Bernstein expands on Gabler's biography of Robert Harrison, the mastermind behind Confidential and he adds numerous examples of the magazine’s unique brand of celebrity journalism (e.g. "Why Liberace's Theme Should be 'Mad About the Boy;' "Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt—Reform School Graduate!"). This book is worth owning just for the many reproductions of Confidential covers. Mr. Bernstein also takes us through the rest of the magazine's history after Harrison sold it in 1958.

It is difficult to imagine the Cold War without Robert Harrison's rag. And if he set the stage for our current 24/7/365 celeb-obsessed culture, we’ll just have to take the good with the bad.

MR. CONFIDENTIAL: The Man, His Magazine & The Movieland Massacre That Changed Hollywood Forever
By Samuel Bernstein
Copyright 2006 by Samuel Bernstein
Published by Walford Press, New York
377 Pages

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