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Synopsis: The surreal world of celebrity branding is exposed in this provocative and fascinating look into how personalities evolve into iconic brands that are worshiped by millions. The importance of creating a larger-than-life image in retaining admiration and adoration for a star is revealed through a careful investigation of the role of television, film, music videos, magazines, and tabloids in celebrity branding. Interviews with A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Tina Turner, and David Bowie, and the handlers of such stars as Madonna and Prince, uncover the methods and significance of maintaining a lifestyle that fans wish to emulate. This intimate look at what it takes to create an icon raises the curtain on how public image can be designed to appeal to the public's deepest emotional needs, desires, and ego—and managed to maintain success.
About the Author:
Gerrie Lim has been a professional pop culture observer since 1980 and is the author of Inside the Outsider and Invisible Trade. He is a music journalist and has worked for publications such as Billboard, Details, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, L.A. Style, Playboy, and The Wall Street Journal. He has interviewed many rock luminaries, including Beck, Bjork, David Bowie, Joan Jett, R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, Patti Smith, Richard Thompson, and Pete Townshend. He lives in Los Angeles and Singapore.
Title: Idol to Icon: The Creation of Celebrity ...
Publisher: Cyan Communications
Publication Date: 2005
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Book Description Cyan Books and Marshall Cavendish 04/08/2005, 2005. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9781904879183