Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

USC sociologist Karen Sternheimer is the author of “Celebrity Culture and the American Dream: Stardom and Social Mobility,” which examines the nature of fame during the Hollywood age — from the time of the first celebrity fan magazines in 1911 to the present. Looking beyond the sensational and lurid headlines, Sternheimer examines how the stories that capture the country’s attention often mirror what’s happening in society with regard to class, gender, marriage and divorce, and race.

Learn more about the University of Southern California
Read a USC News story about Sternheimer’s book
Karen Sternheimer blog
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