AskDefine | Define hoopla

Dictionary Definition

hoopla n : blatant or sensational promotion [syn: ballyhoo, hype, plug]

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  • /huplɒ/

Extensive Definition

Hoop-La is a 1933 film which is notable as the final film appearance of actress Clara Bow. Bow plays as a carnival performer who sets out to seduce the boss' son in order to win a bet. Also in the cast are Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell, and Minna Gombell.


The film's story is based on the play The Barker by Kenyon Nicholson, which was also filmed in 1928 under the same title as the play. The same story was remade in 1945 as Diamond Horseshoe.

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hoopla in Russian: Шумиха (фильм)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

PR, ballyhoo, blurb, bright light, celebration, celebrity, common knowledge, conviviality, cry, currency, daylight, eclat, elation, exposure, exultation, fame, famousness, festivity, gaiety, glare, holiday-making, hue and cry, jollification, jollity, joviality, jubilance, jubilation, jubilee, larking, limelight, mafficking, maximum dissemination, merriment, merrymaking, notoriety, plug, press notice, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, racketing, raucous happiness, reclame, rejoicing, report, reveling, revelment, revelry, revels, show of joy, skylarking, spotlight, triumph, whoopee, write-up
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