Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked.Previously: Anne Helen Patersen on the Longform Podcast
Anne Helen Petersen
Most of the country is trying to keep guns out of schools. A town in rural Idaho is taking the opposite approach.
A second act for the former head of McSweeney’s.
Loretta Young, Clark Gable and the truth behind one of old Hollywood’s greatest scandals.
The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.
Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.
How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.
How the actress masterfully shapes her public image.
How Hollywood falls for actresses who “act like a dude but look like a supermodel” – and then changes its mind.
“Let me say that again: Hedy Lamarr, arguably the most glamorous star of the pre-war period, also helped invent your cell phone and WiFi connection.”