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Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Hitler’s rise to power in Germany owed much to the creation of his own celebrity. Hitler believed he was an artist, not a politician, and in his Germany politics and culture became one. This celebrity was cultivated and nurtured by Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s supreme head of culture. Hitler and Goebbels enjoyed the company of beautiful female film stars, and Goebbels had his own ‘casting couch’. In Germany’s version of Hollywood there were scandals, starlets and secret agents, premieres and party politics, and an actress who was the key to killing Hitler. In Nazi Germany, the cult of celebrity was the embodiment of Hitler’s style of cultural governing. The country’s greatest celebrities, whether they were actors, writers or musicians, could be one of only two things: if they were compliant they were lauded and awarded status symbols for the regime, but If they resisted or were simply Jewish they were traitors to be interned and murdered. Meticulously researched, this book is the shocking account of Hitler’s fantasy of power and stardom, of the correlation between art and ambition, of films used as a weapon, and of sexual predilections.It reveals previously unpublished information about the ‘Hitler film’, which Goebbels envisaged as ‘the greatest story ever told’, while Hitler was planning on his own Wagnerian finale

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Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Posted by Notcot on Mar 3, 2013 in Cult Film
Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Hitler’s rise to power in Germany owed much to the creation of his own celebrity. Hitler believed he was an artist, not a politician, and in his Germany politics and culture became one. This celebrity was cultivated and nurtured by Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s supreme head of culture. Hitler and Goebbels enjoyed the company of beautiful female film stars, and Goebbels had his own ‘casting couch’. In Germany’s version of Hollywood there were scandals, starlets and secret agents, premieres and party politics, and an actress who was the key to killing Hitler. In Nazi Germany, the cult of celebrity was the embodiment of Hitler’s style of cultural governing. The country’s greatest celebrities, whether they were actors, writers or musicians, could be one of only two things: if they were compliant they were lauded and awarded status symbols for the regime, but If they resisted or were simply Jewish they were traitors to be interned and murdered. Meticulously researched, this book is the shocking account of Hitler’s fantasy of power and stardom, of the correlation between art and ambition, of films used as a weapon, and of sexual predilections.It reveals previously unpublished information about the ‘Hitler film’, which Goebbels envisaged as ‘the greatest story ever told’, while Hitler was planning on his own Wagnerian finale

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Connecting Dors: The Legacy of Diana Dors Written with the Collaboration of Jason Dors-Lake

Posted by Notcot on Aug 4, 2012 in Cult Film
Connecting Dors: The Legacy of Diana Dors Written with the Collaboration of Jason Dors-Lake

Diana Dors is a legend. Not only has she become embedded in the U.K. psyche but is very much alive in the U.K. imagination. Her fame has survived from the adored celebrity of the 50’s to the cult figure of today’s younger generation. Not surprising as she is arguably the biggest star the U.K. has produced. Not only has she appeared in 75 films, written four books, released an L.P. and had her own newspaper columns and television shows but her generosity, incredible bravery, lack of airs and graces, her warmth and compassion and her wit and intelligence have endeared her to millions.From the age of eight Diana Dors had a huge passionate dream. She was determined to become a wealthy, famous, film star. It was a dream that challenged the seemingly impossible being an ordinary looking child, coming from an ordinary family, living in an ordinary town. Yet, against the odds she made her dream come true. The story of how this happened is a fascinating one. “Connecting Dors” not only tells that story but explores the consequences of that celebrity/stardom not only on herself but on her son, Jason.It discusses the impact of “celebrity” on human dynamics, on family dynamics, especially on motherhood. It examines the pitfalls and rewards of being the child of a famous celebrity. Jason’s story is not only a continuation of the Diana Dors story but an integral part of that story that relies not only on Jason himself but on the people who were close to the Dors family, some of whom, celebrities in their own right I have been privileged to meet. “Connecting Dors” is both informative and entertaining. It recounts incidents and anecdotes from Diana Dors’ life – wild tales involving her friends – Hollywood stars, villains, rogues and rascals. It recounts tales which are poignant, hilarious, shocking and disturbing both from Diana’s life and from Jason’s star-studded life and beyond. It contains both humour and pathos. It explores the legacy of Diana Dors both national, social and personal. It is an important story which has never been told.

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Connecting Dors: The Legacy of Diana Dors Written with the Collaboration of Jason Dors-Lake

Posted by Notcot on Aug 3, 2012 in Cult Film
Connecting Dors: The Legacy of Diana Dors Written with the Collaboration of Jason Dors-Lake

Diana Dors is a legend. Not only has she become embedded in the U.K. psyche but is very much alive in the U.K. imagination. Her fame has survived from the adored celebrity of the 50’s to the cult figure of today’s younger generation. Not surprising as she is arguably the biggest star the U.K. has produced. Not only has she appeared in 75 films, written four books, released an L.P. and had her own newspaper columns and television shows but her generosity, incredible bravery, lack of airs and graces, her warmth and compassion and her wit and intelligence have endeared her to millions.From the age of eight Diana Dors had a huge passionate dream. She was determined to become a wealthy, famous, film star. It was a dream that challenged the seemingly impossible being an ordinary looking child, coming from an ordinary family, living in an ordinary town. Yet, against the odds she made her dream come true. The story of how this happened is a fascinating one. “Connecting Dors” not only tells that story but explores the consequences of that celebrity/stardom not only on herself but on her son, Jason.It discusses the impact of “celebrity” on human dynamics, on family dynamics, especially on motherhood. It examines the pitfalls and rewards of being the child of a famous celebrity. Jason’s story is not only a continuation of the Diana Dors story but an integral part of that story that relies not only on Jason himself but on the people who were close to the Dors family, some of whom, celebrities in their own right I have been privileged to meet. “Connecting Dors” is both informative and entertaining. It recounts incidents and anecdotes from Diana Dors’ life – wild tales involving her friends – Hollywood stars, villains, rogues and rascals. It recounts tales which are poignant, hilarious, shocking and disturbing both from Diana’s life and from Jason’s star-studded life and beyond. It contains both humour and pathos. It explores the legacy of Diana Dors both national, social and personal. It is an important story which has never been told.

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Crash

Posted by Notcot on Jul 21, 2012 in Cult Film
Crash

The definitive cult, post-modern novel – a shocking blend of violence, transgression and eroticism. When Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, his sense of sexual possibilities in the world around him becomes detached. As he begins an affair with the dead man’s wife, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Then he encounters Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, who has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of auto-erotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. But Vaughan craves the ultimate crash – a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant and iconic celebrity. First published in 1973 Crash remains one of the most shocking novels of the second half of the twentieth century and was made into an equally controversial film by David Cronenberg. Ballard,s autobiography Miracles of Life was published in 2008 and Extreme Metaphors, a collection of interviews with the author, is due out in 2012.

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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Anniversary Special

Posted by Notcot on Jun 1, 2012 in Cult Film
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Anniversary Special

To celebrate thirty years of the extremely popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game this release brings together two special editions – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Anniversary Special and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Desert Island – alongside the first ever edition of the programme originally broadcast on 11 April 1972. Whilst the anniversary special features the regular team of Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer Graeme Garden and Humphrey Lyttelton plus guest Stephen Fry I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Desert Island features celebrity selections from the archives chosen by such famous fans as Dame Judi Dench Jim Broadbent and Germaine Greer.

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Aqua Sphereing For Two

Posted by Notcot on May 24, 2012 in Gadgets
Aqua Sphereing For Two

A bit like bungee jumping in a waterfall! As seen on I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! ; ; If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside the washing machine then now ‘s your chance to find out. Sphereing is an extreme sport where you ‘re rolled down steep hills inside a 12 ‘ inflatable sphere at speeds of up to 30mph. However when Aqua Sphereing you are completely free in the ball with no harnesses leaving you to slip and slide around inside with thirty litres of water as company! ; ; On arrival at the site you will both enter the Aqua Sphere for your ride. Hang on tight and expect to be very wet when you reach the bottom.

Price : £ 65.00

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Aqua Sphereing For Two

Posted by Notcot on May 23, 2012 in Gadgets
Aqua Sphereing For Two

A bit like bungee jumping in a waterfall! As seen on I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! ; ; If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside the washing machine then now ‘s your chance to find out. Sphereing is an extreme sport where you ‘re rolled down steep hills inside a 12 ‘ inflatable sphere at speeds of up to 30mph. However when Aqua Sphereing you are completely free in the ball with no harnesses leaving you to slip and slide around inside with thirty litres of water as company! ; ; On arrival at the site you will both enter the Aqua Sphere for your ride. Hang on tight and expect to be very wet when you reach the bottom.

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Charlie Brooks – Before And After Workout [DVD] [2005]

Posted by Notcot on Jan 25, 2011 in Cult Film

One of the most acclaimed celebrity fitness DVDs of recent times, Charlie Brooks’ Before And After Workout finds fitness trainer Dee Thresher putting the former soap star through her paces with a series of five ten minute workouts.

Brooks herself claims to have lost a couple of stone using the routines on the disc already, and it’s easy to believe why. And rather than, as some in the genre choose to do, focusing heavily on the celebrity, this fitness discs puts its firm emphasis on the workout routines. They’re explained clearly, are straightforward to follow, and there’s enough variety to ensure you don’t get bored.

The routines are of varying difficulty, and unless you’re already fighting fit, it’s feasible that you’ll have some trouble with them in the early days. But then that’s the point. And because none of the workouts outstay their welcome, there’s little reason not to stay motivated. Sure, you’ll end up working hard, but there’s nothing on this disc that outstays its welcome.

It’s surprising perhaps to find a fitness DVD that has earned such acclaim, but having followed Charlie Brooks’ Before And After Workout through, the plaudits are well deserved. So if you’ve ever been frustrated by a celebrity workout disc that’s proven to be more about the former than the latter, then this will be a very welcome treat.–Ann Foster

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Aqua Sphereing For Two

Posted by Notcot on Oct 21, 2010 in Gadgets
Aqua Sphereing For Two

A bit like bungee jumping in a waterfall! As seen on I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! ; ; If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside the washing machine then now ‘s your chance to find out. Sphereing is an extreme sport where you ‘re rolled down steep hills inside a 12 ‘ inflatable sphere at speeds of up to 30mph. However when Aqua Sphereing you are completely free in the ball with no harnesses leaving you to slip and slide around inside with thirty litres of water as company! ; ; On arrival at the site you will both enter the Aqua Sphere for your ride. Hang on tight and expect to be very wet when you reach the bottom. ;

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