- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415971314
- ISBN-13: 978-0415971317
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,414,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Hitch your Antenna to the Stars is a tour de force. In tracing the centrality of TV stars for the economic and aesthetic development of the early medium, Susan Murray breaks important new ground for media studies. Masterfully researched and written in a lucid, intelligent style, this book is required reading for media scholars, cultural historians, and anyone interested in understanding the origins of today's celebrity culture." -- Anna McCarthy, New York University, and author of Ambient Television
"Susan Murray's path-breaking history of early television in the USA should be a must-read for anyone interested in media studies. She skillfully integrates analysis of broadcast networks, sponsors, advertising agencies, talent unions, talent agencies, and the audience to help us fully understand the meanings generated in 1950s broadcast stardom. I learned something new from every page." -- Douglas Gomery, Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland
"Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the era of network television in the United States. Susan Murray's carefully researched and engagingly written examination of the early history of TV stardom brings together issues of industry form, media audiences, and social context in original and highly productive ways." -- William Boddy, author of Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics and New Media and Popular Imagination
About the Author
Susan Murray is Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication at New York University. She is co-editor of Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture and her work has appeared in Cinema Journal, Television & New Media, and various anthologies.
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