Gods Like Us : On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame: on movie stardom and modern fame

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WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS How--and why--do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars' images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?   Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe , answers these questions in this lively and fascinating anecdotal history of stardom, with all its blessings and curses for star and stargazer alike. From Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin to Archie Leach (a.k.a. Cary Grant) and Marion Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne), Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts, and such no-cal stars of today as the Kardashians and the new online celebrity (i.e., you and me), Burr takes us on an insightful and entertaining journey through the modern fame game at its flashiest, most indulgent, occasionally most tragic, and ultimately, its most revealing.
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display_description "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.
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subject_facet Celebrities in mass media -- History -- 20th century, Celebrities in mass media -- History -- 21st century, Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century, Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century
title_display Gods Like Us : On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
title_full Gods Like Us : On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame Burr, Ty., Gods Like Us On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame, Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame / Ty Burr
title_short Gods Like Us : On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
title_sub on movie stardom and modern fame
topic_facet Celebrities in mass media, Fame, History, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Popular culture, Social aspects, Sociology