Fame in the 20th Century
by Clive James
Publisher: London Bridge 1993
Number of pages: 256
Accompanying Clive James's BBC Television series, this book traces how the invention and development of mass communications - press, radio, film and television - has transformed the nature of fame, and how the famous have dealt with that fame. The key international figures of the 20th century, in politics, cinema, art, literature, theatre, music, science, crime and sport, are brought together and examined.
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