Celebrity Inc

Celebrity  Inc

The short answer is that the market had to create these celebrities from all of ... that didn't have a real job with a movie studio, a recording company, ...

Author: Jo Piazza

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453205518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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From $10,000 tweets to making money in the afterlife, a recovering gossip columnist explores the business lessons that power the Hollywood Industrial Complex Why do celebrities get paid so much more than regular people to do a job that seems to afford them the same amount of leisure time as most retirees? What do Bush-era economics have to do with the rise of Kim Kardashian? How do the laws of supply and demand explain why the stars of Teen Mom are on the cover of Us Weekly? And how was the sale of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s baby pictures a little like a street drug deal? After a decade spent toiling as an entertainment journalist and gossip columnist, Jo Piazza asks the hard questions about the business behind celebrity. Make no mistake: Celebrity is an industry. Never in the course of human history has the market for celebrities been as saturated as it is today. Nearly every day most Americans will consume something a celebrity is selling—a fragrance, a sneaker, a song, a movie, a show, a tweet, or a photo in a magazine. With the benefits of Piazza’s unique access to the celebrity market, Celebrity, Inc. explains in detail what generates cash for the industry and what drains value faster than a starlet downs champagne—in twelve fascinating case studies that tackle celebrities the way industry analysts would dissect any consumer brand.
Categories: Business & Economics

Jerry Tracy Celebrity Reporter

Jerry Tracy  Celebrity Reporter

Murderer's Guest from the July 1935 issue is copyright © 1935 by ProDistributors Publishing Company, Inc. Copyright © renewed 1963 by Popular Publications, ...

Author: Theodore A. Tinsley

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783958595507

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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Manhattan's sharpest gossip columnist tangles with brawlers, triggermen, and dames. The most important people in the world come to Broadway - to eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about it - and tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet column. As quick with his typewriter as he is with a .45, Tracy can break a nose as easily as he breaks a news story. But beneath his hard exterior, this columnist has a kind heart, and a sense of justice that will make him do crazy things for a woman in trouble, or a friend with a murder rap hanging over his head. Featuring every Jerry Tracy story ever published in Black Mask, this collection is an invaluable compendium of one of early noir's most original heroes. Written in machine gun prose that would make Damon Runyon proud, these stories describe a man whose words are tough - and whose fists are even tougher. This collection also features an introduction from Boris Dralyuk.
Categories: Fiction

Celebrity

Celebrity

From the book HIS PICTURE IN THE PAPERS , published by Charterhouse Books , Inc. , a division of David McKay Company , Inc. Reprinted by permission of David ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: New York : Dell Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016658820

Category: Fame

Page: 258

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Categories: Fame

Celebrity Society

Celebrity Society

... 314,153.50 48.2 2 Microsoft Corp 260,131.90 63.7 3 Apple Inc 209,379.00 70.8 4 Walmart Stories Inc 208,662.50 35.9 5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc 200,900.50 ...

Author: Robert van Krieken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136298554

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 969

On television, in magazines and books, on the internet and in films, celebrities of all sorts seem to monopolize our attention. Celebrity Society brings new dimensions to our understanding of celebrity, capturing the way in which the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with the emergence of modernity. It outlines how the ‘celebrification of society’ is not just the twentieth-century product of Hollywood and television, but a long-term historical process, beginning with the printing press, theatre and art. By looking beyond the accounts of celebrity ‘culture’, Robert van Krieken develops an analysis of ‘celebrity society’, with its own constantly changing social practices and structures, moral grammar, construction of self and identity, legal order and political economy organized around the distribution of visibility, attention and recognition. Drawing on the work of Norbert Elias, the book explains how contemporary celebrity society is the heir (or heiress) of court society, taking on but also democratizing many of the functions of the aristocracy. The book also develops the idea of celebrity as driven by the ‘economics of attention’, because attention has become a vital and increasingly valuable resource in the information age. This engaging new book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars in sociology, politics, history, celebrity studies, cultural studies, the sociology of media and cultural theory.
Categories: Social Science

The Celebrity Persona Pandemic

The Celebrity Persona Pandemic

Celebrity, Inc. Open Road/Integrated Media. Radway, Janice A. 1984. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature.

Author: P. David Marshall

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452952260

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

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The Celebrity Persona Pandemic explores how the construction of a public persona is fetishized in contemporary culture. As social media has progressively led to a greater focus on the production of the self, so this book looks at the most visible versions of persona through figures such as Stephen Colbert, Cate Blachett, and Justin Bieber, as well as fictional characters like Spock and Harry Potter. Ultimately, P. David Marshall closely studies how persona culture shapes our notions of value and significance, and dramatically shifts cultural politics. Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.
Categories: Social Science

Star Power The Impact of Branded Celebrity 2 volumes

Star Power  The Impact of Branded Celebrity  2 volumes

Parker, James. “Retching with the Stars.” Atlantic Monthly 304, no. 4 (November 2009): 40–43. Piazza, Jo. Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous ...

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313396182

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 712

Stars do have real power, but not all of them wield it wisely. This work explores how a variety of celebrities developed their brands and how celebrity can become a jumping-off point to entirely unrelated activities. • Connects artists to their frequent collaborators, giving readers the benefit of an expansive introduction that leads logically into an advanced discussion of each star • Documents how pioneering individuals such as Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood expand their professional activities, thereby setting the precedent for what is now commonplace: the performer as writer, director, producer, and brand • Covers a broad range of individuals, including Ezra Pound, Charlie Chaplin, Mario Puzo, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Fran Drescher, and even President Theodore Roosevelt
Categories: Social Science

Celebrity Capital

Celebrity Capital

Other agencies have developed alternative metrics designed to assess the appeal, likability or popularity of celebrities (Marketing Evaluations Inc, 2011).

Author: Barrie Gunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628927375

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns. They are used to promote health messages. In other words, celebrities are often perceived to possess qualities that give them special value or what we will refer to here as 'celebrity capital'. This means that celebrities are regarded as being able to add premium value to specific objects, events, and issues and hence render these items more valuable or effective. Employing an interesting and new approach to the growing scholarly interest in celebrity culture, Barrie Gunter uses the idea of value as expressed through the term 'capital'. Capital usually refers to the monetary worth of something. Celebrity capital however can be measured in economic terms but also in social, political and psychological terms. Research from around the world has been collated to provide an evidence-based analysis of the value of celebrity in the 21st century and how it can be systematically assessed. Including further reading for students, key points and end of chapter discussion questions, Gunter creates the first methodology to assess the value of fame.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Celebrity

A Companion to Celebrity

The individual celebrity's value may fade away; however, celebrity value is systemically far from simple ... Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money.

Author: P. David Marshall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118474921

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 316

Companion to Celebrity presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws on the latest scholarly developments in celebrity analyses Presents new and provocative ways of exploring celebrity’s meanings and textures Considers the revolutionary ways in which new social media have impacted on the production and consumption of celebrity
Categories: Social Science

The 100 Best Celebrity Photos

The 100 Best Celebrity Photos

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Author: The Editors of PEOPLE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781547840533

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Since its first issue debuted with a Great Gatsby portrait of Mia Farrow, People magazine has delivered not only outstanding celebrity journalism, but also the best in personality photography. Now, the Editors of People present The 100 Best Celebrity Photos. From a Marilyn Monroe pin-up to an internet-breaking Kim Kardashian Instagram, from Harry Benson's exuberant snaps of The Beatles' first visit to America to Bradley Cooper's star-packed Oscar selfie, these are the images that influenced how we understand fame and glamor. Included with each picture is the story behind it: A-list photographers tell how they created the images that turned stars into icons, or made legends seem as relatable as family. Here also are People exclusives from the magazine's history of unparalleled access into celebrity homes and off-duty lives that show us the real side of the stars who most captivate and intrigue us.
Categories: Photography

Celebrity Sudoku

Celebrity Sudoku

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Author: Kaye Morgan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445587

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 288

Small-town Sudoku expert Liza Kelly flies to Los Angeles to appear on TV. But when a celebrity is found dead, she has a far more serious puzzle to solve.
Categories: Fiction

Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century

Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century

New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997. Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “Introduction to Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black: a ...

Author: Brenda R. Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134772193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 261

Focusing on representations of women's literary celebrity in nineteenth-century biographies, autobiographical accounts, periodicals, and fiction, Brenda R. Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of visibility in relation to gender, sex, and the body. Looking both at discursive patterns and specific Anglo-American texts that foreground the figure of the successful woman writer, Weber argues that authors such as Elizabeth Gaskell, Fanny Fern, Mary Cholmondeley, Margaret Oliphant, Elizabeth Robins, Eliza Potter, and Elizabeth Keckley helped create an intelligible category of the famous writer that used celebrity as a leveraging tool for altering perceptions about femininity and female identity. Doing so, Weber demonstrates, involved an intricate gender/sex negotiation that had ramifications for what it meant to be public, professional, intelligent, and extraordinary. Weber's persuasive account elucidates how Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Brontë served simultaneously to support claims for Brontë's genius and to diminish Brontë's body in compensation for the magnitude of those claims, thus serving as a touchstone for later representations of women's literary genius and celebrity. Fanny Fern, for example, adapts Gaskell's maneuvers on behalf of Charlotte Brontë to portray the weak woman's body becoming strong as it is made visible through and celebrated within the literary marketplace. Throughout her study, Weber analyzes the complex codes connected to transatlantic formations of gender/sex, the body, and literary celebrity as women authors proactively resisted an intense backlash against their own success.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brands and Their Companies

Brands and Their Companies

Celadon Inc. 610 22nd St. , Ste . 303 San Francisco , CA 94107-3139 (415)252-7199 Fax : (415)252-7197 Celebrity Products ( cookies ) Address unknown Chicago ...

Author:

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924068049315

Category: Brand name products

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This is a guide to product trade names, brands, and product names, with addresses of their manufacturers and distributors.
Categories: Brand name products

Celebrity in the 21st Century

Celebrity in the 21st Century

The company has recruited and worked with many celebrities, including Joe Montana, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, ...

Author: Larry Z. Leslie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844849

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 335

This book offers a critical look at celebrity and celebrities throughout history, emphasizing the development of celebrity as a concept, its relevance to individuals, and the role of the public and celebrities in popular culture. * Data and documents highlight the depth of the public's involvement with celebrities, including attendance at celebrity performances, online celebrity connections, tables about salaries, and letters to celebrities * Presents a chronological view of the phenomenon of celebrity in the United States, the expansion of which parallels the development of media in America * The bibliography provides information for additional reading and research as well as information relating to citations in the text * A glossary defines terms important to a full understanding of celebrity, for example, "Jung's collective unconscious"
Categories: History

Celebrity in the 21st Century A Reference Handbook

Celebrity in the 21st Century  A Reference Handbook

The company has recruited and worked with many celebrities, including Joe Montana, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, ...

Author: Larry Z. Leslie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844856

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 311

This book offers a critical look at celebrity and celebrities throughout history, emphasizing the development of celebrity as a concept, its relevance to individuals, and the role of the public and celebrities in popular culture. • Data and documents highlight the depth of the public's involvement with celebrities, including attendance at celebrity performances, online celebrity connections, tables about salaries, and letters to celebrities • Presents a chronological view of the phenomenon of celebrity in the United States, the expansion of which parallels the development of media in America • The bibliography provides information for additional reading and research as well as information relating to citations in the text • A glossary defines terms important to a full understanding of celebrity, for example, "Jung's collective unconscious"
Categories: History

Kinky s Celebrity Pet Files

Kinky s Celebrity Pet Files

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Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651708

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Kinky Friedman is not only a man of the people, he's a man of the animal kingdom. Kinky is a man who wears many hats -- not just a Stetson. Aside from being a politico, folksinger, and mystery author, he's also a longtime animal advocate and feels as passionately about his pets as he does about legislative reform. But rather than simply write about his own experiences, why shouldn't he include a few friends? Of course, Kinky's address book is unique, and he's taken full advantage. In his new collection, Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files, the Kinkster writes about his famous friends and their pets you've never met, each with a story as delightful and offbeat as the author himself. Kinky has gathered together an eclectic and extraordinary group of talented celebrity pals to talk about the subject nearest and dearest to their hearts: their pets. With candid, personal photos of the stars and their beloved animals and insider stories to match, the book is like a party only Kinky could throw, and the results are both entertaining and endearing. It's not your average celebrity pet book, because Kinky's not your average celebrity. He's got musicians, like Johnny Cash and his pig, Brian Wilson with his dog, and Willie Nelson doing his best horse whisperer impersonation; actors and comedians ranging from Phyllis Diller with Miss Kitty to Richard Pryor on a pygmy pony; and a lineup of writers, politicians, and some heroes of the past -- Bill Clinton, Joseph Heller, and Mark Twain, to name a few. Hilarious, oddball, heartwarming, and edgy all at once, Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files is a book for animal lovers, celebrity junkies, and anyone who just likes a good story. It's a little weird, it's completely charming, and it's 100 percent Kinky.
Categories: Pets

Reputation Celebrity and Defamation Law

Reputation  Celebrity and Defamation Law

David Syme & Co v Canavan (1918) 25 CLR 234; 74, 76 David Syme & Co Ltd v Mather [1977] VR 516; 82 Dawson v ACP Publishing Pty Ltd [2002] NSWSC 712; ...

Author: David Rolph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317065760

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Taking Robert Post's seminal article 'The Social Foundations of Reputation and the Constitution' as a starting point, this volume examines how the concept of reputation changes to reflect social, political, economic, cultural and technological developments. It suggests that the value of a good reputation is not immutable and analyzes the history and doctrines of defamation law in the US and the UK. A selection of Australian case studies illustrates different concepts of defamation law and offers insights into their specific nature. Drawing on approaches to celebrity in media and cultural studies, the author conceptualizes reputation as a media construct and explains how reputation as celebrity is of great contemporary relevance at this point in the history of defamation law.
Categories: Law

Celebrity Birthday Directory

Celebrity Birthday Directory

Published by : Axiom Information Resources , Inc. P.O. Box 8015 Ann Arbor , MI 48107 Printed in USA ISBN # 0-943213-81-9 Library of Congress Catalog Card ...

Author: Axiom Information Resources

Publisher: Axiom Infromation Resources

ISBN: 0943213819

Category: Reference

Page: 94

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The Celebrity Birthday Directory provides the birthday of thousands of film and television stars, authors, politicians, recording stars, athletes, and other famous people. It's alphabetized for quick referrence.
Categories: Reference

Celebrity Cultures

Celebrity Cultures

New York and Toronto: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Nelson, J. (2012) Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines.

Author: Lee Barron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473911369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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What is celebrity? How do celebrities influence society? Why do we hang on their every word, tweet or status update? Celebrity Cultures offers a fresh insight into the field of celebrity studies by updating existing debates and exploring recent developments. From the PR campaigns of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California, this book critically evaluates a number of diverse celebrity case-studies and considers what they reveal about contemporary global society. Taking into account issues such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, economics, politics and the media, the book draws upon a range of cultural theorists including Theodore Adorno and Jean Baudrillard. Over the course of ten richly illustrated chapters, the book: Draws upon sociology, cultural theory, media analysis and celebrity commentary to explore and re-evaluate the study of celebrity. Examines the international appeal of celebrity including examples from India, China, South Korea and Indonesia. Includes chapter introductions identifying key points and annotated further reading suggestions. Celebrity Cultures is an invaluable resource for students of celebrity, media and cultural studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Drama of Celebrity

The Drama of Celebrity

Reprinted/Translated from LIFE and published with permission of Time Inc. LIFE and the LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Inc. used under license.

Author: Sharon Marcus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691210186

Category: History

Page: 328

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A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do we care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? Do celebrities deserve the outsized attention they receive? Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Drawing on scrapbooks, diaries, and vintage fan mail, she traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. The Drama of Celebrity reveals how journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans, resulting in a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.
Categories: History