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The importance of being famous : behind the scenes of the celebrity-industrial complex

Author: Maureen Orth
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the world of celebrity and fame, examining the lives of those who create it, manipulate it, and sustain it in politics, the news, entertainment, or other fields and their impact on modern-day culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Orth
ISBN: 0805075453 9780805075458
OCLC Number: 53483743
Description: 372 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The DNA of fame. Proud Tina: Tina Turner --
No way to treat a lady: Margaret Thatcher --
Reinventions, second acts, grand finales. The Diva lets her hair down: Madonna --
The Emperor's new clothes: Karl Lagerfield --
Desperately striving Susan: Susan Gutfreund --
Cult favorite: Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington --
Political theater. The rich is different: Denise Rich and Pardongate --
Revolutionary War: Gerry Adams --
The secret agent: Vladimir Putin --
Quien es más macho?: Carlos Menem --
Little gods. No laughing matter: Woody Allen and Mia Farrow --
Show me the money: Dana Giacchetto --
King Harrod: Mohamed Fayed --
Full-dress homicide: Andrew Cunanan --
Fame and infamy. Report from the Planet Michael: Michael Jackson --
The empty hotel room. Last dance: Dame Margot Fonteyn.
Responsibility: Maureen Orth.
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