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How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

Created: 02/21/17

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davinamw

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How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?


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rebeccar

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RE: How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

There seems to be more acceptance of that profession as one of respectability.


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barb23703

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In the 1950's the studios ran the actors, and today the actors seem to feel they run the world. I know I take a stand opposed to current trends of idealizing celebrities and giving them more power and authority than they should possess. What the studios did for the fans in the 1950's was protect us from their narcissism, greed and high opinion of them selves.


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it would seem that in the 50's, the stars lifestyles were enviable and appeared carefree thanks to control over the press (maybe with the help of a cash incentive). Then they went through an activism era in the 79's. Now, they have become a distraction from daily grinds. The respectability isn't as strong.


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janeh

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Yes .... most definitely! None of those "secrets" would have been secrets in this day and time; to a large extent because people now are more tolerant of others' lifestyles. I don't think people who work with movie stars are as starstruck today as they were then. I don't think they feel anything the star says is law. Diane's behavior would not have been tolerated for the long run now. She would have been branded trouble (Lindsey Lohan, Winona Ryder) and not be offered roles as she would be considered a liability for a production.


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Maggie

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I believe in the past the stars were able to have a more private life. Now people love to hear the scandals and dirt about the stars. My sister is ten years older then me. She used to buy the movie magazines which had full page pictures of the stars, pinups!! Her favorites she would pin up on her bedroom walls. This was in the 50's. Now the magazines that I see as I am in the checkout line are very different.


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marthas

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RE: How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

I am old enough to remember the "old" stars and they were portrayed in a very different manner than today. They were family oriented and just not as sexy as today's stars. They were vanilla vs tootie fruity. We know so much about today's stars and due to social media, we know things immediately.


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There seem to be more of them, many famous, many not so famous. Their every moment is portrayed by the media, there isn't any element of surprise


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Peggy H

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I remember the 50's movie stories differently from some of the above. Not only did we have large pictures but we read articles that had words rather than just headlines. There were also a number of heroes and heroines, not necessarily to look up to but to dream about becoming. So many came from small towns and it was fun to read about someone being found at a lunch counter. Yes there were secrets. The press was not so pushy. One could be watching a play in New York City when Marilyn Monroe and her husband at the time walked in and took their seats with no fan fare in the middle of the day as I did.


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diwolter

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RE: How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

I think stars suffer more these days from constant, unrelenting scrutiny of every more they make, every thing they say that can be taken out of context (due, most often, to social media and paparazzi)...but yet, they still are held to different standards than most of us. We hear the worst of the worst about them, often sensationalized greatly. In the past, we learned about their lives by what was selected to be published in "movie magazines" or released by their publicists selectively. True, many welcome these continuing adoration and notoriety and even encourage it. But others disdain the constant hounding and spotlight and want to live more normal lives, particularly when they are protecting family and friends.


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karenrn

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RE: How has the experience of being a movie star changed from 1955 to today?

The stars of the fifties had their public lives managed. They could have some secrets and things they didn't share with the public. Now stars have very few secrets if any. The press publishes everything about them. I feel sorry for famous people today. Fame is never easy but I think its worse on today's stars. Poor Princess Diana died because of the paparazzi.


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