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 siècle, 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. Arguing that celebrity is a mirror reflecting some of the worst as well as some of the best aspects of modern history itself, Inglis considers how the lives of the rich and famous provide not only entertainment but also social cohesion and, like morality plays, examples of what--and what not--to do. This book will interest anyone who is curious about the history that lies behind one of the great preoccupations of our lives. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions
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Midwest
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Inglis, Fred
Dewey number
305.5/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Celebrities
  • Celebrities
  • Fame
  • Fame
  • History, Modern
  • Popular culture
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis
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Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT13282027
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400834396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282027
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13282027
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A short history of celebrity, Fred Inglis
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT13282027
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400834396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282027
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13282027
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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