“This welcome addition to the literature on fame goes beyond goes beyond stardom–though Redmond and Holmes cover that topic well–to discuss stardom and celebrity in general.”

A.L. Knight, CHOICE

This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of star/celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory – both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of star/celebrity studies.

A Star is Dead: A Legend is Born: Practicing Leslie Cheung's Posthumous Fandom

A star is dead: A legend is born: Practicing leslie cheung's posthumous fandom
YimanWang

Introduction

it may sound like I'm a freak for being sad over a dead celebrity, but you don't understand – for a lot of us, we grew up listening to his songs… and later watching his movies. He was a legend in hong kong, and in asia – you can sorta tell when newspapers all over the world reported his death. almost everyone who grew up in hong kong in the 80s was, at one time or another, a fan of his

(LiveJournal for eggtart posted April 2, 2003, 10:01 pm, italics mine)

At 18:41 on April 1st, 2003, the day Hong Kong ...

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