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Encyclopedia > Teen idol

‎ Teen idols are usually actors or pop singers, but some sports figures have had an appeal to teenagers. The term encapsulates both some of the greatest performers of all time and some of the most inconsequential. The term refers to someone idolized by teens; a teen idol is often young but in many cases no longer teenaged. Some teen idols are child actors. The idol's popularity may be limited to teens or extend to all age groups. Other uses of teen idol: a music genre Teen Idol (novel), a 2004 novel by Meg Cabot Teen Idols, a pop punk group Category: ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ...


Teen idols were usually featured in teen magazines such as 16 magazine, Tiger Beat, Right On! in the United States and similar magazines elsewhere. With the advent of television, teen idols were also promoted through programs such as American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Soul Train. Teen magazines are magazines aimed at teenage readers. ... 16 Magazine is a fan magazine based out of New York City. ... Tiger Beat is a longtime top selling American teen magazine. ... Right On is an American teen magazine. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... Soul Train is a long-running music-related syndicated television program. ...


It is the essence of the teen idol to appeal to the burgeoning sexuality of the young without in any way threatening it. As recently as the 1970s, some stars were asked to shave their chests because it was perceived that chest hair was threatening to young girls. In previous eras, because teen idols were supposed to have an aura of approachability, they often needed to keep their romantic relationships and marriages a secret for fear of decreased popularity. In recent times, the concept of a teen idol has changed. Most teenagers are attracted to teen idols who are distinctly un-approachable. Today's idols include movie and television stars, pop singers, and supermodels. Celebrities' private lives are no longer taboo; to the contrary, they have spawned an entire industry of gossip magazines and television shows (such as E!). This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... A supermodel is a highly paid fashion model in an elite group with a worldwide reputation. ... Confidential, July 1957 During the 1950s, magazines featuring scandalous gossip about the personal lives of celebrities became a popular genre in the United States. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...

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Early teen idols

The teen idol is primarily a phenomenon of 20th century mass communication. Its first manifestation (often referred to as matinee idol) may have been Rudolph Valentino, whose good looks and winning way with women featured heavily in such silent movies as The Sheik. Judy Garland's pin-ups adorned many a high school male's locker after her sudden rise to fame. But it was probably Frank Sinatra, whose early career is often linked to his appeal to bobby soxers, who is generally regarded as being the first true 'teen idol'. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Matinée Idol is a term used mainly to describe film or theatre stars who are adored to the point of adulation by their fans. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Sinatra redirects here. ... A term coined in the 1940s describing the overly zealous fans of teen idol Frank Sinatra. ...


1950-1970s

The great success of Elvis Presley in the 1950s led clever promoters to the deliberate creation of teen idols, such as Frankie Avalon and Fabian.Menudo Tommy Sands' debut in a television movie about the phenomenon, The Idol, made a teen idol out of Sands himself. Ricky Nelson, a performer of rockabilly music, also became a teen idol via his parents' television show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Elvis redirects here. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Fabian on Hollywood Squares, 1979 Fabiano Anthony Forte, who performed as Fabian, (born February 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Menudo can refer to: Menudo (band), a Puerto-Rican boy band Menudo (soup), a traditional Mexican (and Ecuadorian) soup Menudo (rapper), a chicano rapper Menudo (team), a soccer team in Portland,ME Category: ... [[Image:T[ommySands. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... The Nelson family The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, an American radio and television series, was once the longest-running, live-action situation comedy on American television, having aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966 after a ten-year run on radio. ...


The difference is graphically illustrated by the early career of Presley, who started out playing hard rhythm and blues and jazzed-up country music until he was retrofitted as a teen idol by his management. The lyrics of his "Teddy Bear" explicitly document the change: R&B redirects here. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...

Don't wanna be your tiger, 'cause tigers play too rough,
Don't wanna be your lion, 'cause lions aren't the kind you love enough;
I just wanna be your teddy bear.

Likewise, Tommy Steele, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were teen idols, especially during the earlier part of their careers, although they quickly grew out of that status. The Rolling Stones did it through a more rebellious image, The Beatles did it through their more developed(or "Grown up") music. Young Love by Tommy Steele Tommy Steele OBE (born December 17, 1936 in London, England) is a English entertainer. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Since the 1980s

The manufacturing of teen idols has been marketed more aggressively and with greater sophistication since the 1980s. The rise of MTV in the 1980s and the success of the boy bands of the 1990s and 2000s has continued to fuel the phenomenon. Besides the obvious combination of what are perceived to be good, clean-cut looks and a ubiquitous, almost invasive marketing campaign, one of the key selling points of the "manufactured band" is the "something for everyone" approach, although this strategy has been criticised for being more along the lines of "something for everyone who hasn't had much exposure to music." Each band member can be promoted separately for a unique look and one-note personality: the "shy one," the "intelligent one," "the rebel," and so on. Recent examples of boy bands include The Jonas Brothers, the Backstreet Boys, Fahrenheit, and DBSK. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ...


See also

In Japan, a Junior Idol ), alternatively Child ) or Low Teen ) idol, is defined as a child or early teenager persuing a career as a photographic model, actor, singer, or in any other field of activity related to show business. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... A pin-up girl is a woman whose physical attractiveness would entice one to place a picture of her on a wall. ... Matinée Idol is a term used mainly to describe film or theatre stars who are adored to the point of adulation by their fans. ... Don Imus, The term role model was introduced by Robert K. Merton[1]. Merton says that individuals compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which the individual aspires. ...

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