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Gods like us: on movie stardom and modern fame

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"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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subject_facetCelebrities in mass media -- History -- 20th century
Celebrities in mass media -- History -- 21st century
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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title_displayGods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame
title_fullGods Like Us On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Gods like us : on movie stardom and modern fame / Ty Burr
title_shortGods like us
title_subon movie stardom and modern fame
topic_facetCelebrities in mass media
Fame
History
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Popular culture
Social aspects
Sociology