Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
People: The Most Intriguing People of the Century (edition 1998)
People: The Most Intriguing People of the Century by People Magazine
In its First Year-End Double issue in 1974-and every December since-People selected the news-makers and stars it considered the 25 Most Intriguing People of the Year. These were not necessarily the most important personages, the most weighty and wise, though many met that standard. Rather, they were the headliners whose deeds and misdeeds most captivated the public imagination, best captured the spirit of the times. This book collects and celebrates 10 decades of Intriguers, creating a keepsake album of the pop-culture personalities who defined our century, featuring some of the most memorable pictures ever shot. History provides fascinating perspectives. Could Madonna have existed without Monroe, and what did Marilyn owe to the "It Girl," Clara Bow? Where would Roseanne have been without Lucy-or Oprah without Johnny? John and Jacqueline Kennedy built on the legacy of that earlier White House power couple, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. followed in the courageous foot-steps of Mohandas Gandhi. Before Jim Henson's Big Bird came Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp. Here you will meet faves and knaves, coquettes and creators, presidents and pioneers-more than 150 extraordinary men and women, from "Larger Than Life" legends like Presley and Picasso and the luminous Hepburns (Audrey and Katharine) to "Trailblazers" like Jackie Robinson, Betty Friedan and Pope John Paul II; "Tastemakers" like Walt Disney, Coco Chanel and Dr. Spock; and colorful, often tragic, figures who were "Gone Too Soon," including James Dean, Arthur Ashe, Patsy Cline and Gilda Radner. As always, People deftly combines fact and fun to make this a book you will enjoy and revisit.
No library descriptions found.
Melvil Decimal System (DDC)920.009 — History and Geography Biography, genealogy, insignia Biography General and collective by localities
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.