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The Resource Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr

Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr

Label
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame
Title
Gods like us
Title remainder
on movie stardom and modern fame
Statement of responsibility
Ty Burr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How--and why--do we focus on those individuals we come to call stars? How does stardom both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars' images changed over the past hundred years? What does celebrity mean if people can become famous simply for being famous? Ty Burr answers these questions in this lively, wonderfully anecdotal history of stardom--both its blessings and its curses, for the star and the stargazer alike. From Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin, to Archie Leach (a.k.a. Cary Grant), Ruby Stevens (a.k.a. Barbara Stanwyck), and Marion Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne), to Jim Belushi, Tom Cruise, and Julia Roberts, to such no-cal stars of today as the Kardashians and the new online celebrity (i.e., you and me), Burr takes us on a brilliantly insightful and entertaining journey through the modern fame game at its flashiest, its most indulgent, occasionally its most tragic and, ultimately, its most culturally revealing"-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burr, Ty
Dewey number
306.4/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.C35
LC item number
B85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities in mass media
  • Celebrities in mass media
  • Fame
  • Fame
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
Label
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [340]-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 413 pages
Isbn
9780307377661
Lccn
2012000618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012000618
  • 1283185
Label
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [340]-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 413 pages
Isbn
9780307377661
Lccn
2012000618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2012000618
  • 1283185

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