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The Resource Starstruck : celebrity performers and the American public, Jib Fowles

Starstruck : celebrity performers and the American public, Jib Fowles

Label
Starstruck : celebrity performers and the American public
Title
Starstruck
Title remainder
celebrity performers and the American public
Statement of responsibility
Jib Fowles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Starstruck, Jib Fowles examines the singular occupation of being an American celebrity, defines the traits of a star, and captures the role of stardom in national life." "Fowles surveys the lives and careers of 100 performers chosen from the ranks of Hollywood films, sports, the comedy circuit, and popular music. Fowles's cast includes some of the best-known names of this century: actors from John Barrymore to Rock Hudson, Theda Bara to Ingrid Bergman; sports legends such as Ty Cobb and Jackie Robinson; comedians Groucho Marx, John Belushi, and Lucille Ball; and musical stars from Glenn Miller to Liberace, Nat "King" Cole to Jimi Hendrix--all whose careers have been completed." "Starstruck compares these celebrities' identities, their origins, how they succeeded, and the patterns of their rise and fall. Fowles considers the cultural and technological transformations that have encouraged the growth of stardom in this century. Focusing on society's relationship to its stars, he describes the characteristics of "Star Village," a community limited, Fowles argues, to about 100 stars of various types. Though the residents of Star Village may change, these prototypes persist, and new ones are added only as the culture at large defines an unresolved need." "Well illustrated with photographic portraits, Starstruck illuminates a little-researched twentieth-century American phenomenon and an ever-growing feature of contemporary culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowles, Jib
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Entertainers
  • Athletes
  • Fame
  • Public opinion
  • Popular culture
Label
Starstruck : celebrity performers and the American public, Jib Fowles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) 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
Control code
24010726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560981237
Lccn
91023702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1432911
Label
Starstruck : celebrity performers and the American public, Jib Fowles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) 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
Control code
24010726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781560981237
Lccn
91023702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1432911

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