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Clive James - Fame in the Twentieth Century


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In this eight-part series Clive James uses archive material and his own distinctive commentary to examine the nature of fame.
The phenomenon of being famous has changed radically in the 20th century as the growth of the mass media has shaped the public's perception of who is a celebrity and why. Tracing the development of fame through the century, James highlights key figures who emerged in many different walks of life. Among those featured in this first programme are Elvis Presley , Madonna, the Princess of Wales, Charlie Chaplin ,
Lawrence of Arabia,
Greta Garbo and Rudolph Valentino. Executive producer Richard Drewett Series producer Beatrice Ballard
The Clive James interview on the fame game SEE FEATURE page 30


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Rudolph Valentino.
Producer: Richard Drewett
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Unknown: Clive James

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Clive James - Fame in the Twentieth Century

BBC One London, 6 January 1993 21.30

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