Why Do We Need Glamour?
The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
For a young Bill Clinton, glamour was the Kennedy White House. For a young Andy Warhol, glamour was a dust jacket author photograph of Truman Capote. For a young Jay-Z, glamour was as simple as a teacher's new refrigerator with an ice maker. What is this elusive phenomenon that combines yearnings, dreams, and mystery? How can the same word apply to a self-destructive F. Scott Fitzgerald and a self-preserving James Bond? Perhaps you love glamour, or perhaps you think glamour is a harmful illusion. Either way, you are unlikely to be immune to the appeal of that which is "known to be false but felt to be true." Why do we seek out glamour, and what are we looking for? Bloomberg View columnist Virginia Postrel, author of The Power of Glamour, discusses the nature of glamour—and why we cannot do without it.
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