Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

American idol: the untold story

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Description
Each season, American Idol - the US version of the wildly successful British talent show Pop Idol - delivers on a promise whose epic story is unparalleled in the annals of competition and has reshaped celebrity culture: take an unknown dreamer from somewhere in the US and turn him or her into a genuine star. American Idol chronicles the triumphs and travails, the harrowing backstage drama and the nail-biting onstage battles that built this revolutionary show.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781401324124
9780316332446
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID bf8062da-2318-adb8-fe38-6ab70e970288
Full title american idol the untold story
Author rushfield richard
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 23:41:10PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Rushfield, Richard.
author_display Rushfield, Richard
available_at_school Pearl-Cohn High
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description

The currency is fame,

and it's bigger than money,

more desired than power.

Each season American Idol delivers on a promise whose epic scope is unparalleled in the annals of competition: to take an unknown dreamer from the middle of America and turn him or her into a genuine star. It has become not only the biggest show on television, but the biggest force in all of entertainment; its alumni dominate the recording charts and Broadway, win Academy Awards, and sweep up Grammys. In fact, American Idol has reshaped the very idea of celebrity.

But it didn't start out that way. When the little singing contest debuted as a summer replacement on the U.S. airwaves, it was packed between reruns and low-cost filler. The promise that it would find America's next pop star produced a hearty round of guffaws from the country's media critics. Now, some ten years and millions of records later, no one is laughing.

American Idol: The Untold Story chronicles the triumphs and travails, the harrowing backstage drama and the nail-biting onstage battles that built this revolutionary show. In this revealing book, veteran journalist Richard Rushfield goes deeper inside the circus than any reporter ever has. Candid interviews with Idol alumni, including Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell, shed new light on the show that changed the entertainment industry. And because Rushfield had full access to the people who created the show, starred in it, and kept it atop the pop culture pyramid, this book is the first to take Americans behind the curtain and tell what has really been happening on the world's most watched and speculated-about stage.

format_category_school Books, eBook
format_school Book, eBook
id bf8062da-2318-adb8-fe38-6ab70e970288
isbn 9780316332446, 9781401324124
item_details ils:CARL0000680662|MK10045680|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Non-Fiction|791.45 RUS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, overdrive:78552d72-cc90-42e6-b180-2636d37caa52|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book
last_indexed 2018-05-21T04:41:10.84Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 791.45 RUS
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Pearl-Cohn High
primary_isbn 9781401324124
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000680662|Book|Books||English|Hyperion,|2011.|267 S. ; 24 cm., overdrive:78552d72-cc90-42e6-b180-2636d37caa52|eBook|eBook||English|Hachette Books|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000680662|MK10045680|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:78552d72-cc90-42e6-b180-2636d37caa52|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet American Idol (Television program), American idol (Fernsehsendung), Reality television programs, Reality television programs -- United States, United States
title_display American idol : the untold story
title_full American Idol The Untold Story, American idol : the untold story / Richard Rushfield
title_short American idol :
title_sub the untold story
topic_facet Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Reality television programs