The American Pattern of Celebrity Politics: from Military Role Model to Civilian Hero?

@inproceedings{Ribke2015TheAP,
  title={The American Pattern of Celebrity Politics: from Military Role Model to Civilian Hero?},
  author={Nahuel Ribke},
  year={2015}
}
Despite Hollywood’s widespread reputation as a liberal stronghold, it has in fact been conservative-Republican film actors who have enjoyed the greatest success in their transition to institutional politics. George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are often mentioned as examples of conservative Hollywood stars who have successfully converted their ‘celebrity capital’ into political power, validating their popularity among their audiences in the polls. Charlton Heston, Gary… Expand