The story of the first talking picture and the complicated legacy of its star.
We’ve always idolized the rich and famous – but why?
The Catholique cimetière in Saint-Loubès, France, is the resting place of Max Linder – the world’s first movie star. Linder’s on-screen persona was one of a clumsy, bumbling, rich socialite – whose performances were loved by not only the French audience but everyone during the silent-film era. Before World War One, Linder was by farContinue reading “A History of Celebrity Culture, and Why it Needs to Die”