‘Get a life, ladies. Your old one is not coming back’: ageing, ageism and the lifespan of female celebrity

  title={‘Get a life, ladies. Your old one is not coming back’: ageing, ageism and the lifespan of female celebrity},
  author={Deborah Jermyn},
  journal={Celebrity Studies},
  pages={1 - 12}
  • D. Jermyn
  • Published 17 February 2012
  • Art
  • Celebrity Studies
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