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The Resource A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis

A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis

Label
A short history of celebrity
Title
A short history of celebrity
Statement of responsibility
Fred Inglis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Love it or hate it, celebrity is one of the dominant features of modern life--and one of the least understood. Fred Inglis sets out to correct this problem in this entertaining and enlightening social history of modern celebrity, from eighteenth-century London to today's Hollywood. Vividly written and brimming with fascinating stories of figures whose lives mark important moments in the history of celebrity, this book explains how fame has changed over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Starting with the first modern celebrities in mid-eighteenth-century London, including Samuel Johnson and the Prince Regent, the book traces the changing nature of celebrity and celebrities through the age of the Romantic hero, the European fin de siecle, and the Gilded Age in New York and Chicago. In the twentieth century, the book covers the Jazz Age, the rise of political celebrities such as Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin, and the democratization of celebrity in the postwar decades, as actors, rock stars, and sports heroes became the leading celebrities
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Inglis, Fred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Celebrities
  • Fame
  • Fame
  • History, Modern
  • Popular culture
  • Civilization, Modern
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Celebrities
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Fame
  • History, Modern
  • Popular culture
  • Bekende mensen
Label
A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The performance of celebrity -- A very short history of the feelings -- The London-Brighton road (1760-1820) -- Paris: haute couture and the painting of modern life -- New York and Chicago: robber barons and the gossip column, 1880-1910 -- The geography of recognition: celebrity on its holidays -- The great dictators -- The stars look down: the democratisation of celebrity -- From each according to his ability: sport, rock, fashion, and the self -- Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves -- Envoi: Cherishing citizens
Control code
ocn649913135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttz7d6
  • 3636348f-90ad-43f0-ae53-2d89f6c4ee5f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649913135
Label
A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The performance of celebrity -- A very short history of the feelings -- The London-Brighton road (1760-1820) -- Paris: haute couture and the painting of modern life -- New York and Chicago: robber barons and the gossip column, 1880-1910 -- The geography of recognition: celebrity on its holidays -- The great dictators -- The stars look down: the democratisation of celebrity -- From each according to his ability: sport, rock, fashion, and the self -- Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves -- Envoi: Cherishing citizens
Control code
ocn649913135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttz7d6
  • 3636348f-90ad-43f0-ae53-2d89f6c4ee5f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649913135

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