WorldCat Identities

Vitek, Jack

Overview
Works: 9 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 2,764 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Controversial literature  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN2287.H75, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Vitek
The godfather of tabloid : Generoso Pope Jr. and the National enquirer by Jack Vitek( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They're hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America - the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid's origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all - the National Enquirer." "Grounded in interviews with many of Pope's supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever."--Jacket
Idol Rock Hudson : the true story of an American film hero by Jerry Oppenheimer( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock Hudson's life had all the elements of a Hollywood tearjerker, not unlike one of the many he starred in during the 1950s: there weree the humble beginnings, the unhappy childhood, the yearnings for another life, the sudden rise to fame, the adoration of millions, and, ultimately, disintergration and tragedy
Moonstruck : a memoir of my life in a cult by Allen Tate Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defector's mistress, the Judy Chavez story by Judy Chavez( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defector's mistress by Judy Chavez( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godfather of Tabloid Generoso Pope Jr by Jack Vitek( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're impossible to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America: colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although ubiquitous now, the supermarket tabloid's origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr. (1921--1988), an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at the age of sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and career of Pope and the founding of the mother of all tabloids, the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope work
Generoso Pope Jr. and the National enquirer : the tabloidization of American culture by Jack Vitek( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonstruck by Allen Tate Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Idol Rock Hudson : the true story of an American film hero by Jerry Oppenheimer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A moving account of Hudson's life with more emphasis on his film work and professional relationships than personal relationships. Some strong language and descriptions of sex. 1986
 
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The godfather of tabloid : Generoso Pope Jr. and the National enquirer The Godfather of Tabloid Generoso Pope Jr
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The Godfather of Tabloid Generoso Pope Jr
Alternative Names
Jack Vitek American biographer

Languages
English (33)