Blind item

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A blind item is a news story, typically in a gossip column, in which the details of the matter are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed.[1] The invention of the blind item is credited to William d'Alton Mann (1839–1920), publisher of Town Topics, who often used it for blackmail.[2]

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  1. ^ Bonner, Mehera. "The King of the Hollywood Blind Item Reveals All". Vanities. Retrieved 2018-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Gossiper Silenced". Time Magazine. Jan 25, 1932. Retrieved Aug 8, 2008. (Subscription required (help)).