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Transcript of Public Entertainment
1800's - Public would attend
magic shows, freak shows, etc.
Like a modern day commercial,
spectators would have to watch
a sales pitch.
Product was typically "Snake Oil"
Today on TV:
Snake Oil still exists
In the form of fake remedies
for common ailments.
Selling a story instead of
a product that works. (fake remedy) Doc Johnson - Entertainer Puts on old-fasioned medicine
shows to educate the public
about this era.
Also speaks at Universities
to teach about this topic. Wizard Water Cures whatever ails you.
Made from 100%
Dihydrogen Monoxide Dihydrogen Monoxide H2 O Water Modern Day Snake Oil Removes "toxins" from your body.
Not FDA approved = don't have to prove it works. This concept caught on and copycats are sold everywhere.
People are not interested in real ways to help. (healthy diet, exersize, etc.)
Why? It's boring.
People are more interested in the mysterious miracle cure. Q-Ray - $200 Magnetic Bracelet Company made $87 Million. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Cannot prove it works Cannot prove it doesn't work Regulations DO Exist Celebrity Endorsements
Federal Trade Commision requires
said celebrity to actually use the
product they advertise.
If they stop using said product,
company may no longer use celebrity
in thier advertising campaign. PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT TV, Sports, Theater, Music, Internet
Can be good (sports, movies, live theater, etc.)
Can also be questionable/subjective (pro fights, adult entertainment, etc.) MOST PEOPLE
WANT PRIVACY OTHERS WANT
TO BE WATCHED REALITY TV The Reiss Personality Profile Dr. Steven Reiss
Professor of Psychology - Ohio State University
Tested 239 people to answer 16 questions about themselves honestly
The ones who watched the MOST VARIETY of reality TV revealed to
carry the most traits of self importance. PEOPLE LIKE TO WATCH OTHER PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO BE WATCHED JOHN & KATE PLUS 8 CONJOINED TWINS DWARFISM UNUSUALLY HIGH
FAMILY SIZE DIVORCED
FOCUS ON PARENTS
CHILDREN NON-EXISTENT LAST PUBLIC EXECUTION IN THE US:
KENTUCKY MURDERER HANGED IN 1936 JOHN GOSSELIN HAILEY GLASSMAN PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO VIOLENCE
VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES
HORROR MOVIES HAVE WE EVOLVED SINCE THEN?
NO. DAMON FELDMAN - CEO CELEBRITY BOXING FEDERATION BRING DEATH ROW EXECUTION TO PAY-PER-VIEW HISTORY IS CYCLICAL AND
IT REPEATS ITSELF GUARANTEED ATTENTION - INTERVIEWS - BOOK DEALS
BOOK SIGNINGS - "SCANDALS" WHY? HERE'S WHERE
IT GETS WEIRD “The Franciscan worldview emphasizes
the dignity of the human person.” The concept of Reality TV is far from this. Is there such thing as GOOD reality entertainment? LOOK FOR THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER QUESTIONS? BAZAAR OF ALL NATIONS ("THE BAZAAR")
UPPER DARBY, PA OPENED IN1960
DEMOLISHED IN 1994
FIRST INDOOR SHOPPING COMPLEX IN THE US
CONCEPT MODEL FOR EVERY MALL THAT EXISTS TODAY BAZAAR
DOCUMENTARY "People keep saying JFK was at the Bazaar. In our research we know RFK was there but JKF was in California on the date people think he appeared. Try correcting them and they get defensive. The other producers are not from a film background so I have to explain to them it's not worth getting worked up. That's footage that's just going to hit the cutting room floor." mELISSA WHITELY: THAT is reality. AGAIN...
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF PROFESSOR EWING:
"FOLLOW THE TRAIL...
YOU WILL FIND THE MONEY" (DAUGHTER OF KATE'S PLASTIC SURGEON) HAILEY GLASSMAN DAMON FELDMAN ROMAN EMPIRE
People executed as crowds watched. EXECUTION OF SADDAM
Full event not televised, but...
Cell cam footage made its way
to the internet. VS HUMAN ODDITIES
ZERO CONSCIOUS NOW
MORE INTEREST IN THE LIVES OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE DAMON FELDMAN (PROMOTER) (SUBCULTURE OF D-LIST CELEBS) A-LIST - MOVIE STAR
B-LIST - CURRENT TEEN IDOL
C-LIST - CHARACTER ACTOR
D-LIST - REALITY STARS TONYA HARDING DANNY BONADUCE JOSE CANSECO ICEWORKS - ASTON, PA APRIL 9, 2010
Feldman charged with no promotions licence in PA Not a problem, go to DE APRIL 23, 2010 (6 DAYS AGO) RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 2010
(50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BAZAAR'S OPENING)