Books+ Search Results

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

Title
Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar / John David Ebert.
ISBN
9780313377648 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0313377642 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780313377655 (ebk.)
0313377650 (ebk.)
Published
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 2010.
Physical Description
xxiv, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 03, 2010
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Citation

Available from:

Loading holdings.
Unable to load. Retry?
Loading holdings...
Unable to load. Retry?