Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of USC is debuting a fascinating new book titled Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity, an in-depth look into the celebrity power machine. According to Currid-Halkett’s research, Anna Wintour is the overall ultimate power celebrity. Not Madonna, Oprah Winfrey and no, not even Brad Pitt - the crown goes to Miss Wintour.
Elizabeth chatted with the New York Daily News’ Frank DiGiacomo about what it takes to be the ultimate celebrity. And below are some interesting facts for all of your fame-seekers out there:
1.) L.A. is not a positive influence on a celebrity’s industry prestige. “B and C-listers,” Elizabeth writes “show up disproportionately in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, stars photographed in London or Japan have greater global fame.”
2.) Appearances in New York enhance prestige and star-power. “Manhattan is very small,” Elizabeth says. It’s a “limited playground”.
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Elizabeth Currid-Halkett’s new book Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity