Dead Famous – Greg Jenner
As a society that is seemingly more and more obsessed with celebrity, and is also finding celebrity in more and more places, this book at least reassures us that this is no modern phenomenon.
Jenner’s history of celebrity spans the Bronze Age to the Golden Age of Hollywood. He reveals why celebrity burst into life in the early eighteenth-century and how it differs from ancient ideas about fame. He explores how celebrity has been maintained, the effect that it has had on public tastes and the dangers of psychological burden that stardom can inflict on those in the limelight.
Hardback. 390 pages.
16cm x 24.2cm x 3.3cm