Princess Diana's celebrity in freeze-frame

  title={Princess Diana's celebrity in freeze-frame},
  author={Lydia Brauer and Vickie Rutledge Shields},
  journal={European Journal of Cultural Studies},
  pages={25 - 5}
This essay analyzes the relationship between Princess Diana's celebrity and her photographed image in two popular, posthumous media constructions of Diana's life. Utilizing Richard Dyer's work on Hollywood stars and identity authenticity, both works are contextuahzed in tabloid journalism and its ambivalent authority in the construction of celebrity image. The paper then applies a semiotic lens to each publication's construction of the relationship between photograph and language, exploring how… Expand
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