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15 Minutes of Fame

Definition of the noun 15 Minutes of Fame

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noun

  1. [idiomatic] A very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.

Music

  1. "15 Minutes of Fame" is a musical single of Sheep on Drugs.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "15 Minutes of Fame" is a musical single of Karl Bartos.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "15 Minutes of Fame" is a musical album of Princeton University Footnotes.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  4. "15 Minutes of Fame" is a musical single of Daze.
    • released in (16 years ago)

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15 minutes of fame is short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon. The expression is credited to Andy Warhol, who included the words "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Photographer Nat Finkelstein claims credit for the expression, stating that he was photographing Warhol in 1966 for a proposed book. A crowd gathered trying to get into the pictures and Warhol supposedly remarked that everyone wants to be famous, to which Finkelstein replied, "Yeah, for about fifteen minutes, Andy.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List (2014)

Over Fifty Years of Convicts, Robbers, Terrorists, and Other Rogues by Duane Swierczynski

INTERESTING FUGITIVE FACT: Charlie Johnson's 15 minutes of fame occurred when a piece about him waspublished inthe Saturday Evening Post (which regularly printed profiles oftheFBI's Ten Most Wanted) inlate 1954. Italso brought ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

Getting your 15 minutes of fame—and more: A guide to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (2010)

by Susanna Hornig Priest

than your 15 minutes of fame”). Though these and other types of motivational appeals are popular in the United States, fear appeals are among the most commonly used and most thoroughly studied type of motivational appeal, and the ...

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