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Author Ebert, John David.
Title Dead celebrities, living icons : tragedy and fame in the age of the multimedia superstar / John David Ebert.
Publication Info Santa Barbara, Calif. ; Oxford : Praeger, c2010.


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Descript xxiv, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
ISBN 9780313377648 (hbk.)
0313377642 (hbk.)
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Author Ebert, John David.
Subject Celebrities -- United States -- Death.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tabloid newspapers -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945.
Descript xxiv, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
ISBN 9780313377648 (hbk.)
0313377642 (hbk.)
Author Ebert, John David.
Subject Celebrities -- United States -- Death.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tabloid newspapers -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945.
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 BJL Reading Room 1st floor HDC  E 169.12 E1  7 DAYS  AVAILABLE

Subject Celebrities -- United States -- Death.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Tragedy -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fame -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Tabloid newspapers -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945.
Descript xxiv, 230 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
ISBN 9780313377648 (hbk.)
0313377642 (hbk.)

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