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  • proper n. A female given name, a nineteenth century coinage from Lou + the diminutive suffix -ella.


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  • When Papa returned that night, Emily was there at the door to greet him and tell him about my defiance at the dinner table and what she would characterize as Louella’s and my conspiracy to disobey her commands.

    Darkest Hour

  • Louella Parsons called them "the hottest couple that ever hit the screen" and I agree.

    Danny Miller: Jane Russell, Right-Wing Republican and Good Ol' Gal (1921-2011)

  • SEABROOK: Louella Browning wrote to say whatever we call them, we should include the word anonymous.

    Subvertizers? Name The New Breed Of Political Group

  • Tribal members whose gardens have produced surpluses, as well as a large-scale off-reservation organic farmer, Dwight Duke, shown below with Skye, offer fruits and vegetables at the market in return for cash or for USDA vouchers distributed to seniors by the tribe's Nutrition for the Elderly Program, run by Louella Harrison.

    Stephanie Woodard: Buffalo Gardeners: Standing Rock Sioux Harvest Bison, Garden to Restore Health

  • Producer Sam Spiegel was in Europe, on the set of Taylor's 1959 movie "Suddenly, Last Summer," when he learned that gossip columnist Louella Parsons was reporting that Taylor had grown too fat for her role as a young woman confined to a mental hospital.

    Women's Liz

  • It was a sad end to her big-screen career, though she did a deal of TV, including Malice in Wonderland 1985, a docudrama about Hollywood gossip columnists in which she plays Louella Parsons.

    Elizabeth Taylor remembered by Philip French | Feature

  • Mr. Epstein touches on Hollywood's Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, who weren't so much gossips as shills for the studios.

    Boulevardier's Delight

  • She told the columnist Louella Parsons that she felt as if the family were living through the Book of Job.22


  • The gossip columnist Louella Parsons observed that Patricia Neal was a “happy girl” again and that her new escort had once more made her sparkle.32 Neal herself wrote to her actress friends Jean Valentino and Chloe Carter that she was daily becoming fonder of Roald Dahl.


  • Thanks also to my Spalding mentors who helped me shape and form the first draft of Nevermore: Louella Bryant and Luke Wallin, with special thanks to Joyce McDonald, who believed in this story when it was just a spark and who encouraged me at every stage to go full speed ahead.



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