The Resource Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr, (electronic resource)

Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr, (electronic resource)

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
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burr, Ty
Dewey number
306.4/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.C35
LC item number
B85 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities in mass media
  • Celebrities in mass media
  • Fame
  • Fame
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=537C48A5-61BE-4167-95EA-0D705647DBFC
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The faces in the mirror -- The star is born : from Edison's blobs to Florence Lawrence -- The first goddesses : Mary Pickford, Norma Talmadge, flappers, and virgins -- The matinee idols : Charlie, Doug, Rudy, and more -- Sodom : the silent star scandals -- Judgment Day : the movies speak -- The stars who talked : the great singularities of the studio era -- The factory : how stars were made -- Monsters, scarlett women, and other characters -- The afternoon shift : postwar studio stardom -- Barbarians at the gates : Brando changes everything -- The new machine : small screen, small gods -- Vinyl : the new rock celebrities and the Warhol factory -- Free at last : the long voyage of the African American star -- Dig in the new breed : mensches, hippies, and fame in new Hollywood -- The glamour backlash : the 1980s -- Machines and macho men : cable, VHS, and Arnold rewrite the rules -- The kids are all right : brat packers and the new teen idols -- MTV and its discontents : Michael Jackson, Madonna, and the rise of the meta-star -- The corporate star : the 1990s and beyond -- Pixel personal : stardom in the Internet age -- Star death
Control code
ocn811247230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 413 p., [8] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307907424
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811247230
Label
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame, Ty Burr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=537C48A5-61BE-4167-95EA-0D705647DBFC
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The faces in the mirror -- The star is born : from Edison's blobs to Florence Lawrence -- The first goddesses : Mary Pickford, Norma Talmadge, flappers, and virgins -- The matinee idols : Charlie, Doug, Rudy, and more -- Sodom : the silent star scandals -- Judgment Day : the movies speak -- The stars who talked : the great singularities of the studio era -- The factory : how stars were made -- Monsters, scarlett women, and other characters -- The afternoon shift : postwar studio stardom -- Barbarians at the gates : Brando changes everything -- The new machine : small screen, small gods -- Vinyl : the new rock celebrities and the Warhol factory -- Free at last : the long voyage of the African American star -- Dig in the new breed : mensches, hippies, and fame in new Hollywood -- The glamour backlash : the 1980s -- Machines and macho men : cable, VHS, and Arnold rewrite the rules -- The kids are all right : brat packers and the new teen idols -- MTV and its discontents : Michael Jackson, Madonna, and the rise of the meta-star -- The corporate star : the 1990s and beyond -- Pixel personal : stardom in the Internet age -- Star death
Control code
ocn811247230
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 413 p., [8] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307907424
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811247230

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