Shortly before the 2009 Oscars, I blogged about how the red carpet arrival has become the touchstone image of Hollywood glamour, with the fantasy of recognition supplanting the penthouse luxury of old movies.
The latest incarnation of this now-iconic image showed up in Sunday's paper: a one-page flyer for 9Lives cat food, featuring Morris the Cat as the arriving star. Parody or homage?
I'm collecting "glamour of arrival" images. If you come across one, please let me know via email to vpostrel-at-deepglamour.net or in the comments below.
Posted by Virginia Postrel on August 29, 2010 in