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TitleCelebrity in chief : a history of the presidents and the culture of stardom : with a new epilogue on Hillary and "the Donald"
Author by Kenneth T. Walsh
ImprintNew York : Routledge, 2017
Descript xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


The rise of the concept of stardom and the culture of celebrity -- Forerunners of the modern celebrity presidents: Washington to Cleveland -- Theodore Roosevelt : the strenuous life -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: public advocate -- John F. Kennedy: glitter and cool -- Ronald Reagan: the role of the century -- Bill Clinton: pop icon -- Barack Obama: making history and taking new paths -- Second billing: from Truman to the Bushes -- First ladies: partners in celebrity -- Presidents and television: primal forces -- Presidents and the news media: tug of war -- Presidents and the movies: cinema stars -- Presidents and reading: gravitas alert -- Presidents and sports: links to everyday America -- Presidents and music: sweet and sour notes -- Presidents as trend setters and trend spotters: food, fashion, pets, and more -- Consequential vs. shallow celebrity: all stardom is not equal -- Epilogue: the rise of the Donald and Hillary: riding celebrity to new highs and lows

Presidents -- United States -- Social life and customs Presidents -- United States -- History Celebrities -- United States -- Social life and customs Celebrities -- United States -- History Political culture -- United States

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