Sunday, December 13, 2009


Today's article in the (link) NEW*YORK*TIMES really touches on human nature and the throning and dethroning of our media-created celebrities. How fitting this 1961 excerpted statement, as it speaks to even those who are legitimately accomplished, but nothing more or less than a commodity to the public:

“The very agency which first makes the celebrity in the long run inevitably destroys him,” Mr. Boorstin wrote in 1961. “He will be destroyed, as he was made, by publicity. The newspapers make him, and they unmake him.” Historian Daniel Boorstin

How would Cleveland Amory's CELEBRITY REGISTER read today?