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The Resource The awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife, Paul Morley

The awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife, Paul Morley

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The awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife
Title
The awfully big adventure
Title remainder
Michael Jackson in the afterlife
Statement of responsibility
Paul Morley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Jackson died on June 25 2009 in LA, from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication (according to Wikipedia). The one-time King of Pop was preparing for one last assault on the mainstream with a 50 night run of shows at the O2. His exhaustion, paranoia and ill-heath were an open secret. He had lived many lives and inhabited many bodies; PT Barnum, Fred Astaire, and Peter Pan in one mortal coil. His death was mourned by hundreds of millions of fans but it was almost as if he had been dead for some time already. And in his death, we relived the dreams, nightmares, fantasies, and perversions that we had all projected on to him as a celebrity for four decades. Paul Morley's short biographical portrait of Michael Jackson looks at how we turned the most outrageous child star talent of the late 20th century into a monster; and how his decline soundtracked the end of Pop and the end of American Imperialism
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morley, Paul
Dewey number
782.42164092
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.J175
LC item number
M68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Singers
  • Popular music
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Mental health
  • Popular music
  • Singers
  • United States
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The awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife, Paul Morley
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Copyright
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  • "First published in 2010 in Loops, issue 2"--Title page verso
  • Spine title: An awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043567120
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New and expanded edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780571350049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife, Paul Morley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in 2010 in Loops, issue 2"--Title page verso
  • Spine title: An awfully big adventure : Michael Jackson in the afterlife
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043567120
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New and expanded edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780571350049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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