Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars

Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars : Early Television and Broadcast Stardom

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 46 black & white illustrations
  • 113511191X
  • 9781135111915

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Radio and the Saliency of a Broadcast Star System 2. "A Marriage of Spectacle and Intimacy": Modeling the Ideal Television Performer 3. Lessons from Uncle Miltie: Ethnic Masculinity and the Vaudeo Star 4. "TV is a Killer!" The Collapse of the Vaudeo Star and Television's Talent Crisis 5. Our Man Godfrey: Product Pitching and the Meaning of Authenticity 6. For the Love of Lucy: Packaging the Sitcom Star Epilogue Notes Index
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