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Celebrity & Icons
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Celebrity Advertising, Celebrity & Politics, Music Celebrity,
Statues & Icons, Celebrity TV, Celebrity & Culture, etc.


Wealth & Celebrity

“Celebrity Buffett”

1960s-2010

Billionaire Warren Buffett
leverages his wealth &
fame to good ends.

Celebrity Advertising

“JFK, Pitchman?”

2009

A popular ex-President is
used in print & TV ads to
help sell Omega watches.

1950s’ TV Icon

“Dinah Shore & Chevy”

1951-1963

“See-the-USA” tune helps
define a TV celebrity &
America’s car culture.

Women’s Rights Icon

“Rosie The Riveter”

1942-1945

A WWII-era image
becomes an icon
for the ages.

Statues & Icons: Pop Star

“The Jackson Statues”

1995

Nine giant Michael Jackson statues help promote
a pop star & his music.

Statues & Icons: Sport

“Ruth at Oriole Park”

1930s-2009

Sultan of Swat comes
home to Baltimore’s
Camden Yards.

Celebrities in Music

“Candle in the Wind”

1973 & 1997

Elton John song honors the
memory of Marilyn Monroe
and Princess Diana.

Film Celebrity

“Anna Q. Nilsson”

1920

The story behind a 1920
Photoplay cover girl
& silent film star.

Film Star & Music

“Bette Davis Eyes”

1981

A top song of the 1980s
tells a story of a
Hollywood legend.

Celebrity TV

“Person to Person”

1953 – 1961

Edward R. Murrow, CBS,
and the rise of
“rich & famous” T.V.

Statues & Icons: TV

“Ralph Kramden Statue”

August 2000

Viacom’s cable channel
begins building statues
for its classic TV stars.

Statues & Icons: Politics

“RFK in Brooklyn”

1966-1972

A Robert F. Kennedy
memorial & 1960s history
re Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Music Celebrity

“The Sinatra Riots”

1942-1944

Bobbysoxer hysteria helps
boost early singing career
of Frank Sinatra.

Celebrity Commerce

“The Most Beautiful Girl”

1993-2007

Supermodel Gisele is star in business & advertising;
earns $33 million in 2006.

Global Music Celebrity

“Rocker Supreme”

1958-2008

Tina Turner generates a huge global fan base in
her amazing comeback .

Celebrity Advertising

“Madonna’s Pepsi Ad”

1989

Pepsi pays Madonna 
millions for a TV ad, but
 a controversy erupts.

Celebrity Advertising

“Dennis Does Ameriprise”

2006-2008

Actor Dennis Hopper pitches
Baby Boomer retirement;
“Dreams Don’t Retire.”

Baseball Legends

“Mickey Mantle’s 535th”

19 September 1968

With two good legs, this
Yankee slugger might have
hit 600 career home runs.

Silent Film Star

“Pearl White”

1910s-1920s

A daredevil heroine
of the Silent Screen
becomes a big star.

Music & Advertising

“Selling Janis Joplin”

1995

How Mercedes-Benz
used a Janis Joplin tune to
hook baby boomers.

Music & Celebrity

“Dream Lover”

1958 – 1973

Bobby Darin set the world
on fire with his talent, but
died tragically at age 37.

TV, Music & Marketing

“American Bandstand”

1956 – 2007

How Dick Clark & TV
helped make rock ‘n roll
a major business.

Sports Icons & Business

$2.8 Million Baseball Card

1909 Honus Wagner

A great baseball player
and the story of a very
valuable baseball card.

Music Celebrity

“Streisand Rising”

1961-1965

A young, struggling singer
carrying around a folding cot
becomes a music icon.

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