'fifteen minutes of fame'


'fifteen minutes of fame'
  a cliched term popularized by pop artist/painter Andy Warhol in the late 60s, who predicted that everyone could be famous for 15 minutes and experience a moment of 'crowning glory'; aka one-hit wonders; due to today's increasing demands for pseudo-celebrities or 'personalities', headline-grabbers, and the widespread dissemination of information by cable TV, talk radio, and the WWW, it may be possible for everyone to 'bask in the limelight' for a fleeting moment (a flash in the pan).
  Examples: Tiny Tim, Dr. Laura, Amy Fisher, Tonya Harding, Kato, Rodney King, Tammy Faye Bakker, Jessica Lynch, Pee Wee Herman, Mr. T., Reality TV show contestants (i.e., Omarosa), Ken Jennings (on Jeopardy), etc.

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • fifteen minutes (of fame) — fifteen minutes (of fame), a brief period of celebrity: »The pathetic film extra Kato Kaelin won and lost his fifteen minutes; parlaying a slight acquaintance with the superstar defendent into…the grand sum of $50,000 for spilling the beans… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fifteen minutes of fame — I see fifteen II a brief period of fame that a person enjoys before fading back into obscurity Origin: adapted from Andy Warhol s comment ‘in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes’ (1968) …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's fifteen minutes of fame — someone’s fifteen minutes of fame phrase a very short period when someone is famous and is often referred to in newspapers or on the television She had her fifteen minutes of fame when she almost won Big Brother a couple of years ago. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's fifteen minutes of fame — a very short period when someone is famous and is often referred to in newspapers or on the television She had her fifteen minutes of fame when she almost won Big Brother a couple of years ago …   English dictionary

  • Fifteen Minutes of Shame — Эпизод «Гриффинов» «Fifteen Minutes of Shame» …   Википедия

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  • fifteen minutes — noun A brief moment of fame or notoriety …   Wiktionary

  • 15 minutes of fame — For the film, see 15 Minutes. 15 minutes of fame (or famous for 15 minutes) is an expression coined by the American artist Andy Warhol. It refers to the fleeting condition of celebrity that grabs onto an object of media attention, then passes to… …   Wikipedia

  • 15 minutes of fame — (deutsch: 15 Minuten Ruhm) ist ein Ausdruck, der von dem US amerikanischen Künstler Andy Warhol geprägt wurde und ursprünglich vom Medienphilosophen Marshall McLuhan stammt. Der Ausdruck bezieht sich bei Warhol auf die Flüchtigkeit von Ruhm und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 minutes of fame — noun A very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten. The barbershop quartet Homer put together had its 15 minutes of fame before fans simply lost interest. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

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