9780380810451

Dish: : How Gossip Became the News and the News Became Just Another Show

Walls, Jeannette

ISBN 10: 038081045X / 0-380-81045-X
ISBN 13: 9780380810451
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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Love it or hate it, create it or repeat it, America is obsessed with gossip. This is a fascinating look at five decades of dish, a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the personalities who control what we see, hear, and read -- not to mention the personalities who wish to be seen, heard, and read about. Here are the inside stories you never knew about the unholy and unchanging trinity of celebrity, publicist, and reporter that has stoked the American appetite for gossip from the salacious days of silver-screen magazines to the instantaneous communication of the scoop-filled Internet.

From the birth of the National Enquirer to the rise of tabloid TV, from Walter Winchell to Matt Drudge, from liaisons of Marilyn Monroe and JFK to the deaths of Elvis and Princess Diana, ultimate insider Jeannette Walls gives us a cook's tour of the dangerously shimmering cult of celebrity. Dish is filled with fascinating tidbits about everything from the origins of People magazine, to the outrageous behavior of the stars we idolize, to the O.J. Simpson murder story, which changed the very nature of the American media. This is both a study of our enduring captivation with fame and a titillating look at the famous -- and those who keep them that way.

Review:

Gossip. It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. Examining the topic from the inside out, Walls looks at the players; the origins of gossip, from birth of People magazine to the death of Lady Di; and how technology including the Internet will continue to change the face gossip. As compelling and seductive as its subject matter, Dish brilliantly reveals the fascinating inner workings of a phenomenon that is definitely here to stay.

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