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The Resource Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar, John David Ebert

Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar, John David Ebert

Label
Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar
Title
Dead celebrities, living icons
Title remainder
tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar
Statement of responsibility
John David Ebert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book covers the epoch of the celebrity beginning in the 1930s with Howard Hughes and Walt Disney and continues to the present day with the life and death of Michael Jackson. Dead Celebrities, Living Icons documents the philosophical importance and significance of the contemporary cult of the celebrity and analyzes the tragic consequences of a human life lived in the glare of the media spotlight. --from publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ebert, John David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Celebrities
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Tragedy
  • Tragedy
  • Fame
  • Fame
  • Tabloid newspapers
Label
Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar, John David Ebert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) 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
Contents
Introduction: Saints in the age of electronic stained glass -- pt. 1. Birth and rise (the 1930s) -- Howard Hughes, the world's first serial crash artist -- Walt Disney builds the cosmos electric -- pt. 2. Classics (the 1950s) -- The weird and fantastic tale of the pixellation and disintegration of Elvis Presley -- James Dean's death by car crash : an analysis -- The strange tale of the wondrous life and curious death of Marilyn Monroe -- pt. 3. Tribes (the 1960s) -- The assassination of John F. Kennedy considered as a case of media warfare -- Andy Warhol's cult of the dead celebrity -- The Beatles, their muse, a car crash, five bullets, and some flowers from the dead -- Jim Morrison awoke one morning to find himself transformed -- pt. 4. Sunset (the 1980s) -- Ronald Reagan : the celluloid man made flesh -- The passion of Gianni Versace -- Princess Diana's media metamorphoses -- pt. 5. The myth today (2000s) -- The multiple selves of Heath Ledger -- Michael Jackson's macrosphere : genesis, evolution, disintegration -- Afterword: On the otherworldly nature of electronic culture
Control code
ocn511615407
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 230 pages
Isbn
9780313377648
Lccn
2010003460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar, John David Ebert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) 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
Contents
Introduction: Saints in the age of electronic stained glass -- pt. 1. Birth and rise (the 1930s) -- Howard Hughes, the world's first serial crash artist -- Walt Disney builds the cosmos electric -- pt. 2. Classics (the 1950s) -- The weird and fantastic tale of the pixellation and disintegration of Elvis Presley -- James Dean's death by car crash : an analysis -- The strange tale of the wondrous life and curious death of Marilyn Monroe -- pt. 3. Tribes (the 1960s) -- The assassination of John F. Kennedy considered as a case of media warfare -- Andy Warhol's cult of the dead celebrity -- The Beatles, their muse, a car crash, five bullets, and some flowers from the dead -- Jim Morrison awoke one morning to find himself transformed -- pt. 4. Sunset (the 1980s) -- Ronald Reagan : the celluloid man made flesh -- The passion of Gianni Versace -- Princess Diana's media metamorphoses -- pt. 5. The myth today (2000s) -- The multiple selves of Heath Ledger -- Michael Jackson's macrosphere : genesis, evolution, disintegration -- Afterword: On the otherworldly nature of electronic culture
Control code
ocn511615407
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 230 pages
Isbn
9780313377648
Lccn
2010003460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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