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From the Ted Talk by Alison Jackson: An unusual glimpse at celebrity

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I was erplnixog, at the time, the hyperbole of icons — and Diana and Marilyn — and the iocnartmpe of cbreleity in our lives. How they wheedle their way into the collective psyche without us even knowing, and how that should happen. I explored with actually dsenrisg up as the celebrities myself. There's me as Diana — I look like the mass murderer Myra Hindley, I think, in this one. (Laughter). And me as the Queen. I then ctnneouid on to make a whole body of work about Marilyn — the bgigest icon of all — and trying to titillate by shooting through doorways and shutters and so on and so forth, and only showing certain alnges to cratee a reality that, obviously, is completely constructed. This is the look-alike, so the crafting elements of this is completely enormous. She looks nothing like Marilyn, but by the time we've made her up and put wigs and makeup on, she looks exactly like Marilyn, to the extent that her husband couldn't recognize her — or recognize this look-alike — in these photographs, which I find quite inettrensig. So, all this work is getting shown in art gilleares. Then I made a book. I was also making a TV series for the BBC at the time. Stills from the TV seiers went into this book.

Open Cloze

I was _________, at the time, the hyperbole of icons — and Diana and Marilyn — and the __________ of _________ in our lives. How they wheedle their way into the collective psyche without us even knowing, and how that should happen. I explored with actually ________ up as the celebrities myself. There's me as Diana — I look like the mass murderer Myra Hindley, I think, in this one. (Laughter). And me as the Queen. I then _________ on to make a whole body of work about Marilyn — the _______ icon of all — and trying to titillate by shooting through doorways and shutters and so on and so forth, and only showing certain ______ to ______ a reality that, obviously, is completely constructed. This is the look-alike, so the crafting elements of this is completely enormous. She looks nothing like Marilyn, but by the time we've made her up and put wigs and makeup on, she looks exactly like Marilyn, to the extent that her husband couldn't recognize her — or recognize this look-alike — in these photographs, which I find quite ___________. So, all this work is getting shown in art _________. Then I made a book. I was also making a TV series for the BBC at the time. Stills from the TV ______ went into this book.

Solution

  1. series
  2. dressing
  3. importance
  4. continued
  5. biggest
  6. interesting
  7. galleries
  8. celebrity
  9. angles
  10. exploring
  11. create

Original Text

I was exploring, at the time, the hyperbole of icons — and Diana and Marilyn — and the importance of celebrity in our lives. How they wheedle their way into the collective psyche without us even knowing, and how that should happen. I explored with actually dressing up as the celebrities myself. There's me as Diana — I look like the mass murderer Myra Hindley, I think, in this one. (Laughter). And me as the Queen. I then continued on to make a whole body of work about Marilyn — the biggest icon of all — and trying to titillate by shooting through doorways and shutters and so on and so forth, and only showing certain angles to create a reality that, obviously, is completely constructed. This is the look-alike, so the crafting elements of this is completely enormous. She looks nothing like Marilyn, but by the time we've made her up and put wigs and makeup on, she looks exactly like Marilyn, to the extent that her husband couldn't recognize her — or recognize this look-alike — in these photographs, which I find quite interesting. So, all this work is getting shown in art galleries. Then I made a book. I was also making a TV series for the BBC at the time. Stills from the TV series went into this book.

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Important Words

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  43. psyche
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