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Jimmie Fidler's Hollywood

Gossip columnist known for tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces.

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Jimmy Fidler
James Fidler first appeared in Hollywood as an aspiring actor, and later found work as movie star press agent. He turned Martha Raye & David Rose, with Hollywood columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife, who accompanied them to their wedding
Jimmy Fidler Column
to tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces. His syndicated column was carried by 187 outlets, including The New York Post and the LA Times (many of his columns are available on the Times website).

Fidler had several radio "columns" that featured his trademarks. His reports were punctuated with a Morse-code like beeping; he often featured "open letters" to the stars and studios, berating then for some behavior or practice; Jimmy Fidler pulled no punches when reviewing a movie, giving four bells for those he liked and calling a one bell performance "a real stinkeroo"; he made reports from "notes in his little black book", supposedly gathered by a network of spies around Hollywood; and he closed his broadcasts with an often parodied "Good night to you, and I do mean you!".

Jimmy Fidler was thought to be in the shadows of gossip columnists like Hedda Harper and Louella Parsons, but he was generally more feared by the studios because he was more brazen in his reporting. Arrid Deodorant, sponsor of Fidler's 1942 show on the Blue Network, ended each broadcast with "Arrid doesn't formulate Jimmie Fidler's opinions, he reports the news as he sees it." There is a story that he once scooped Louella Parsons, the undisputed Queen of the Gossip columnists, on a scandalous incident concerning Clark Gable in November, 1935. Parsons was so embarrassed over being scooped that she lied about the incident in her autobiography. But that's Hollywood.

Jimmie Fidler is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to Radio at 6128 Hollywood Blvd.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 24 minutes
      1. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood 430000 Gossip Rumors.mp3
      2. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood Show Biz News.mp3
      3. Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood 450115 Martha Rae Sues.mp3
      4. Life Of Riley 441119 045 Turkey Hunt.mp3
      5. Recollections At 30 560808 08 Recreate Highlights 03041938.mp3
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    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 24 minutes
      1. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood 430000 Gossip Rumors.mp3
      2. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood Show Biz News.mp3
      3. Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood 450115 Martha Rae Sues.mp3
      4. Life Of Riley 441119 045 Turkey Hunt.mp3
      5. Recollections At 30 560808 08 Recreate Highlights 03041938.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    5 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood Show Biz News
    2. Jimmie Fidler Hollywood 430000 Gossip Rumors
    3. Life Of Riley 441119 045 Turkey Hunt
    4. Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood 450115 Martha Rae Sues

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    Disc A002

    1. Recollections At 30 560808 08 Recreate Highlights 03041938

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