star-making mythology

Jesus Saves, Daley Plaza, 1973

Jesus Saves, Daley Plaza, 1973

M. says to me the other day, “Celebrity X was on The View/Ellen/Regis & Kelly and they seem like such nice people.”  To which I respond, “…but sweetheart, they’re paid to appear nice.  Who knows what their real personality is like.  It is in their best interest  to seem normal and sweet and interested in other people. ”

Although I imagine some of today’s celebrities are truly ‘nice’ people, the celebrity machine is such a culture monster that it’s hard to tell what is real and what isn’t.   Not that it’s changed much over the years…witness Joni Mitchell’s great take on it.


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