Celebrity & Icons


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


Business Celebrity

“Celebrity Buffett”

1960s-2010

Billionaire Warren Buffett
becomes national counselor
& mainstream celebrity.

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.

Environmental Celebrity

“Power in the Pen”

1962-1963

Rachel Carson’s book, Silent
Spring, takes on pesticides;
spurs environmental cause.

Cover Girl Celebrity

“One Good Shot…”

2011-2012

A Gisele Bündchen cover
photo has repeated use
around the world.

Sport & Celebrity

“Celebrity Gifford”

1950s-2010s

Football star becomes
sportscaster, ad pitchman,
& well-known celebrity.

Politics & Celebrity

“Barack & Bruce”

2008-2012

Bruce Springsteen & other
celebrities help President
Obama win re-election.

In Memoriam

“Candle in the Wind”

1973 & 1997

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

Silent Film Celebrity

“Anna Q. Nilsson”

1920

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

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt.1: 1958-60

Frank Sinatra’s “Rat Pack”
cavort with & campaign for
JFK in his White House bid.

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt. 2: 1961-64

Good times JFK Inaugural
is followed by some falling
out and tragic endings.

Silent Film Star

“Pearl White”

1910s-1920s

A daredevil heroine
of the silent screen
becomes a big star.

Creating Celebrity

“A Star Is Born”

1910s

Early film studios create
the first movie star,
Florence Lawrence.

Celebrities & Civil Rights

“When Harry Met Petula”

April 1968

Pet Clark & Harry Belafonte
made civil rights history
challenging a Chrysler v. p.

Politics & Celebrity

“Linda & Jerry”

1971-1983

Linda Ronstadt meets
Jerry Brown as her
music career soars.

Music & Advertising

“Google & Gaga”

2011

Lady Gaga’s hit song,
“The Edge of Glory,” is
used in a Google TV ad.

Music Icon

“Streisand Rising”

1961-1965

A young girl from Brooklyn
aims at Manhattan and
becomes a music icon.

Celebrity Activist

“Mia’s Metamorphoses”

1966-2010

Mia Farrow’s life changes:
actress-to-activist
& using her fame.

Lady Sings The Blues

“Strange Fruit”

1939

Billie Holiday sings
a haunting song and
has a troubled life.

Pop Star Celebrity

“The Jackson Statues”

1995

Giant Michael Jackson
statues are used to promote
a pop star & his music.

TV & Advertising Icon

“Dinah Shore & Chevy”

1951-1963

“See-the-U.S.A.” song
helped define a celebrity
& America’s “car culture.”