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Celebrity' is often compared to fame but its linguistic roots also leave room for celebration and honour. In that sense celebrity is closer to star quality than to mere renown, the state of being famous. In this sumptuously illustrated book we find Tom Cruise, Brigitte Bardot, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, Michael Caine, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and people who have superseded the fads of reputation and proved their celebrity longevity. The range of Terry O'Neill's celebrity portraits is incredible. From Audrey Hepburn to Naomi Campbell, from Frank Sinatra to Kate Moss - this is a true celebration of true celebrity. AA Gill's characteristically witty and insightful introduction to the book analyses what it is that allows these people to transcend their contemparies in the pantheon of the renowned; what makes some them true celebrities, whilst others are merely and briefly famous.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316724456
ISBN-10: 0316724459
Format: Hardback
(313mm x 234mm x 20mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill is one of Britain's most distinguished photographers of celebrity subjects. AA Gill is the acerbic TV and travel critic of the Sunday Times.

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