• Title: Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous
  • Author: JenniferDavies
  • ISBN: 9781909284043
  • Page: 239
  • Format: ebook
  • Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and FamousContentsIntroduction Isadora Duncan George Patton James Dean Jackson Pollock Eddie Cochran Porfirio Rubirosa Jayne Mansfield Steve Prefontaine Marc Bolan Grac
    Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and FamousContentsIntroduction Isadora Duncan George Patton James Dean Jackson Pollock Eddie Cochran Porfirio Rubirosa Jayne Mansfield Steve Prefontaine Marc Bolan Grace Kelly Cliff Burton Billy Martin Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed Cozy Powell Dale Earnhardt Lisa Left Eye Lopes Randy Savage Frank Ryan Ryan Dunn Dan WheFatal Car Accidents of the Rich and FamousContentsIntroduction Isadora Duncan George Patton James Dean Jackson Pollock Eddie Cochran Porfirio Rubirosa Jayne Mansfield Steve Prefontaine Marc Bolan Grace Kelly Cliff Burton Billy Martin Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed Cozy Powell Dale Earnhardt Lisa Left Eye Lopes Randy Savage Frank Ryan Ryan Dunn Dan Wheldon Morbid Curiosity Whenever we see a car crash, whether it s the event itself or simply the aftermath, we can t help but stare If we attempt to deconstruct our fascination with road accidents, it can lead to some uncomfortable truths Some of us are grimly drawn to the sheer devastation of the wreckage, and become transfixed as we scan it for body parts Here the concept of morbid curiosity can be applied and not just to the weirdoes In fact, most people are guilty of finding it irresistible to look This phenomenon is surely the origin of phrases like car crash TV , or when something is described as, like a car accident , due to how horrible it is to look at Matters of Mortality Others are gripped by sheer nosiness, with the need to be in the know and equipped with information after all, knowledge is power Some become shocked an accident can serve as a stark reminder that we are vulnerable, at any moment, to an identical fate Here the accident provides a close enough encounter with death or injury to feel some degree of fear, and get a taste of our own mortality When we hear of a celebrity, someone we think of as immortal and untouchable, perishing in such an unglamorous way, the fascination is tenfold We become obsessed, and we want to see the photos in the press, news clips on television and discover every last gruesome detail Today, we also want to blog about it and comment on Facebook and Twitter, too We become emotionally invested in these people, and follow their every move When they die their story abruptly ends, and their status is promoted from star to legend or icon The death of a celebrity is always a hot topic and the outrageous and shocking the method, the better In Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous, infamous automobile accidents involving the rich and famous are explored From princess and screen siren Grace Kelly to MTV star Ryan Dunn their horrific last moments behind the wheel are retold, the wreckage is carefully picked over, and we examine the public reaction that cemented their legacy.

    One Reply to “Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous”

    1. Although many of the stories have been told before in more details in other books, Jennifer Davis does a good job of outlining the basics of these car accidents.

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