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This chapter explores how television and scandal magazines of the 1950s competed and converged through their use of stars whose personas had been established by the film industry. The recyclings of Maureen O’Hara through the moral biography of This Is Your Life and the scandalous gossip of a Confidential magazine article complicated the exclusivity of the truths that television and scandal magazines promised to tell about the stars, revealing the complex multiplicity of publicly available images of sexuality. Both television’s moral biography and scandal magazines’ gossip relied on revelations of the private behind the public face, with the private usually...

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