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Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip


Learn about the German American Bund, or American Nazi party, in this video from Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip | American Masters. Using discussion questions, vocabulary terms, and video (including archival footage of American Nazi Youth Summer Camps and a Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden), students examine a dark and little known part of American history leading up to World War II. 


FBI File: Walter Winchell


Walter Winchell radio broadcast

9/10/1944


Neal Gabler: Walter Winchell




"The Shakespeare of Gossip"

         The talented and tireless on-Broadway gossip godfather Walter Winchell was the terror of American show business and political figures for decades. Holding court at his reserved table in New York's famed Stork Club, he accepted homage from the city's fabulous and powerful into the wee hours, then wrote up his observations for publication in the next day's New York Daily Mirror. Winchell drew readers in with his poetically breezy vocabulary and by swaying rapidly from one topic to the next through a rambling train of curiously compelling ellipses. For moderns, his skewering of the pompous and roasting of the untalented brings a fascinating, street-level view of the classical age of American entertainment. 

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Walter Winchell . . . Goes to War!

A Collection of Columns . . . from 1939 - 1945



1939


On Broadway
Spartanburg Herald/March 18, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/March 19, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/March 20, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/March 21, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/March 22, 1940
Burlington Times-News/March 24, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/April 1, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/April 2, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/April 3, 1940
Spartanburg Herald/April 4, 1940

New York Heartbeat
Spartanburg Herald/April 5, 1940

Man About Town
Spartanburg Herald/May 1, 1940

Mr. Hollywood and His Girl
Spartanburg Herald/May 2, 1940

New York Heartbeat
Spartanburg Herald/May 3, 1940

The New York Scene
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 6, 1940

Man About Town
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 7, 1940
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 8, 1940

The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 9, 1940

These Charming People
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 12, 1940

Memos of a Girl Friday
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 13, 1940

The New York Scene
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 14, 1940

Man About Town
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 15, 1940

The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 16, 1940

New York Heartbeat
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 17, 1940

Things I Never Knew About Glamour Girls
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 19, 1940

Memos of a Girl Friday

Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 20, 1940

The New York Scene
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/May 21, 1940
Spartanburg Herald.October 3, 1940

All Quiet on the American Front
Spartanburg Herald/October 4, 1940

Londoners are Talking About...
Spartanburg Herald/November 1, 1940

Man About Town
Spartanburg Herald/April 9, 1942

Walter Winchell
Spartanburg Herald/April 16, 1942

Notes of a New York Newsboy
Spartanburg Herald/October 2, 1942

Memos of a Girl Friday
Spartanburg Herald/November 1, 1942

Notes of an Innocent Bystander

Spartanburg Herald/November 2, 1942


1944

"Let's Not Be Beastly to the Japs"
St. Petersburg Times/February 3, 1944

Spy Stuff
St. Petersburg Times/March 2, 1944

The Berlin-Madrid-Buenos Aires Axis
St. Petersburg Times/March 4, 1944

Broadway Ballad
St. Petersburg Times/March 6, 1944

The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter
New York Daily Mirror/March 21, 1944
New York Daily Mirror/March 24, 1944


Portrait of a Man (Waiting for a Subpoena)

The Sentinel/April 3, 1944


Notes of a Newspaperman

(Waiting for That Subpoena)

Twin City Sentinel/April 4, 1944


Memos About Song Writers

North Adams Transcript/December 20, 1944


Humanity vs. The German People

Birmingham News/December 21, 1944

1945


A Reporter's Report to the Nation
St. Petersburg Times/July 3, 1945

Man About Town
St. Petersburg Times/July 5, 1945

Lint From a Blue Serge Suit
St. Petersburg Times/July 6, 1945

Broadway Rhythm
St. Petersburg Times/August 2, 1945

Things I Never Knew About the Coast Guard
St. Petersburg Times/August 4, 1945