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Just Me

By: Pearl White

...Perhaps the first memoir written by a film celebrity, Pearl White's Just Me gives a first-person account of the actress' rise to stardom. White guides us through her early childhood, her development as a performer, and finally to her breakout role in The Perils of Pau...

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Death of the Lion, The

By: Henry James

.... The narrator, a reprehensible and seedy journalist, sets out to interview a minor author, and in his own quest for glory, turns the author into the celebrity of the day. The sudden and untimely death of the author, with his latest work unfinished, presents a troubling dilemma for the narrator, which he resolves with no more conscience than he had when he began his quest....

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Beautiful Joe

By: Marshall Saunders

... in the manner described in the story. He was rescued from him, and is now living in a happy home with pleasant surroundings, and enjoys a wide local celebrity. The character of Laura is drawn from life, and to the smallest detail is truthfully depicted. The Morris family has its counterparts in real life, and nearly all of the incidents of the story are founded on fact. (...

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Peter the Great

By: Jacob Abbott

...very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial art...

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Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The

By: Washington Irving

...he then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observa...

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The Atheists Mass

By: Honoré de Balzac

...stem of theoretical physiology, and who, while still young, made himself a celebrity in the medical school of Paris, that cen- tral luminary to which ...

...Excerpt: Bianchon, a physician to whom science owes a fine system of theoretical physiology, and who, while still young, made himself a celebrity in the medical school of Paris, that central luminary to which European doctors do homage, practiced surgery for a long time before he took up medicine. His earliest studies were guided by one of the greatest of Fre...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...was able to serve the project by using my fame-and my name. Since I was a celebrity and an experienced promoter, I attracted attention to the proble... ...t my audi­ ences, yet my goal is always to leave them inspired. I feel my celebrity is a God-given responsibility, because I know that my fame can b... ...est way I can do that is to honor and value each individual I meet. As my celebrity grows, I develop my faith and my gratitude. I remain aware of an... ...istine and I was needing the quiet, both of us know not to disrespect my celebrity. We struck up a conversation and took an instant liking to the c...

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The Power in You

By: Wally Amos

...ognize you. I feel there's no real value in THE POWER IN GIVING being a celebrity unless that celebrity or fame can JL JL 9 be used to help others... ... fame can JL JL 9 be used to help others. (I came across a definition of celebrity that says, "celebrity is the art of being known by those who do ...

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Live an Inspiring Life

By: Wally Amos

...here is no value to fortune or fame unless it can be used to help others. Celebrity is nothing more than being known by those who do not know you. I...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ship. Additionally, his wrong instructions – motivated by greed and the pursuit of celebrity – were a crucial contributing factor. The owner should... ...ss the art of confabulation, his life is transformed overnight: he becomes rich, a celebrity, and marries the girl of his dreams (who scorned him b...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...e first person to cross the Atlantic in a nonstop flight. This made him an instant celebrity. When, in 1932, his 19-months old son was kidnapped an...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...d on her to be his public relations gadabout. Here in Canada he wasn't a celebrity. For him there were just classes and an occasional sale of a pai...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

... do what I can.” Bishop Salvi entered General Lester’s retirement party as if he were a celebrity. Corporals and Colonels fussed over him, taking ...

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Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions

By: Frank Harris

...uced – even if a more scrupulous biographer had set down his words accurately – and we are perhaps already aware of him as Wilde the self-destructive celebrity who uneasily fills the place of the premier gay icon and martyr in our contemporary view. Neither of these images will do. We need to read as many accounts as possible. Harris, though himself a self-advertising lite...

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World Library Foundation Newsletter : Volume August 2018, Volume 2, Issue 8

By: World Library Foundation Newsletter Dept.

... Message Regular Columns 4 Paul Celan 5 Prince (Not So) Charming 6 Shaping History: The Evolution of Women’s Hairstyles 7 Hawai’i Statehood 8 Celebrity Chefs of Yesteryear 9 Country Music: Individualism Set to Music 10 Association Football: The People’s Game 11 Tooth Fairy Legends Pick A Topic 13 Stream of Consciousness and a More Real Realism 15 Milton Bra...

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

By: Sam Vaknin

... Narcissists in Positions of Authority                   Celebrity Narcissists The Narcissist's Addiction to Fame and Celebr... ...issistic Supply from him and thus to prevent him from becoming a notorious celebrity. Given a sufficient amount of media exposure, book contracts, ... ...ini-versions of this monster. Return Narcissistic And Psychopathic Leaders Celebrity Narcissists The Narcissist's Addiction to Fame and Celebrity ... ...arcissist projects is hurled back at him, reflected by those exposed to his celebrity or fame. This way he feels alive, his very existence is affirm... ...egins). There is a set of narcissistic behaviours typical to the pursuit of celebrity. There is almost nothing that the narcissist refrains from doi... ...ly, he abhors himself. Similarly, he appears to be interested in becoming a celebrity – and, in reality, he is concerned with the REACTIONS to his ... ...ities. But why? When the human foibles, vulnerabilities, and frailties of a celebrity are revealed, the fan feels humiliated, "cheated", hopeless, a... ...an must establish his or her moral superiority over the erring and "sinful" celebrity. The fan must "teach the celebrity a lesson" and show the cel... ... grandiosity. It puts the fan on equal footing with the exposed and "naked" celebrity. Question: This taste for watching a person being humiliated ...

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

...ust wanted to be on television: for, odly enough, Theo had become a minor celebrity. Letters and f owers poured in every day from people who had rea... ...e internet and a few mo- ments later a search page displayed: The Sleeping Celebrity Awakes The mysterious case of the nine-year-old boy lying in a co... ...isten, you conceited little brat,’ he snarled. ‘Maybe all the cameras and celebrity status have gone to your ugly little head. This is my hospital a... ...dio said with a faint crackle. ‘The mysterious saga of Theo, the Sleeping Celebrity of St Jude’s Hospital, took a dramatic turn today. An Italian wo... ...or Children in London. Theo, known throughout the country as the Sleeping Celebrity, has since been sighted in Paris, Cairo, Jerusalem and now repor... ...pped. ‘Thanks to the intensive campaigns of the media, Theo has be- come a celebrity in much of the western world. He is also a rallying point of pub... ...s Camilla Davis and today I’m in the famous ward where Theo, the Sleeping Celebrity of St Jude’s, f rst awoke. With me here in the ward is Dr Benson... ...ntrol over his shoulder. He’d been robbed again of his chance to become a celebrity. He’d make that brat pay if it was the last thing he ever did. ... ...or so long.’ She paused to allow a burst of applause. ‘Theo, the Sleeping Celebrity and Child Fugitive, is back with us, and tonight we will present...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...s retort was that ‗power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.‘ So I guess its true from mice to men. Get your power through politics, money, beauty or celebr... ... will entice her to tell someone? That‘s a pretty good satisfaction to tell people you have had sex with a president, king, governor or other celebr... ...t is such a universal problem.‖ POWER AND RELIGION --―Power can come from fame in both the legal and illegal realms. It can come from celebr... ...a nine year old living in a ghetto area might be involved in a fight once a month and be quite normal for his age and culture. However when a celebr... ... celebrity in a nonviolent setting gets in a fight it may be seen as rather abnormal. But if a professional hockey player, the same age as the celebr...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...ctivity. It makes no sense to us to pay millions of dollars and to accord celebrity status to people playing ball games or actors who are only preten... ...ing, but expresses it as though it comes from God, because of the actor‟s celebrity; the businessman who bribes or cheats; the politician who uses t... ...s, acting, singing and dancing are encouraged but not paid. They carry no celebrity. As Juvenal observed, as the citizens of the empire abdicated the...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ship. Additionally, his wrong instructions – motivated by greed and the pursuit of celebrity – were a crucial contributing factor. The owner should... ...rld which may be closely correlated to reality – and, yet again, may not. Fame and Celebrity The notions of historical fame, celebrity and notoriet... ...celebrities. But why? When the human foibles, vulnerabilities, and frailties of a celebrity are revealed, the fan feels humiliated, "cheated", hop... ..., the fan must establish his or her moral superiority over the erring and "sinful" celebrity. The fan must "teach the celebrity a lesson" and show ... ...sistic grandiosity. It puts the fan on equal footing with the exposed and "naked" celebrity. Q. This taste for watching a person being humiliated ... ... themselves in the place of the reporter (when he asks something embarrassing to a celebrity) and become in some way revenged? A. The reporter "re... ...ly because they are public figures and regardless of their true accomplishments. A celebrity is famous for being famous. Of course, such journalist... ...lleagues in an endless and self-perpetuating food chain... 7. I think that the fan-celebrity relationship gratifies both sides. What are the advant... ... are the advantages the celebrities get? A. There is an implicit contract between a celebrity and his fans. The celebrity is obliged to "act the par...

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