The Making of Ernest Hemingway: Celebrity, Photojournalism and the Emergence of the Modern Lifestyle Media
Blends biography with media studies to examine the forces behind the creation of the Hemingway legend. Rodenberg analyzes Hemingway’s enduring symbiotic relationship with celebrity media, from his early self-promotion as an apprentice journalist at the Kansas City Star to his tragic death. Covers trends in advertising and publishing during the first half of the century, focusing on the rise of the glamour industry, gentleman’s magazines, photojournalism, and the Hollywood image of the virile male. Concludes that Hemingway’s meteoric fame eventually eclipsed his talent.