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Slebs: Warhol, Beaton and celebrity culture

Writer Caroline Frost, new generation Tthinker Lisa Mullen and historian Greg Jenner join Matthew Sweet as exhibitions about Cecil Beaton and Andy Warhol open in London.

Entertainment writer Caroline Frost, New Generation Thinker Lisa Mullen and historian & podcast host Greg Jenner join Matthew Sweet as exhibitions about Cecil Beaton and Andy Warhol open in London.

Greg Jenner presents the BBC Sounds podcast You're Dead to Me and has just published a book called Dead Famous: An Unexpected history of celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen.
Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things runs at the National Portrait Gallery from March 12th to June 7th.
Andy Warhol runs at Tate Modern from March 12th to September 6th.
Caroline Frost is a writer, broadcaster and entertainment journalist.
Lisa Mullen is a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by the BBC and AHRC to put academic research on the radio. She's the author of a book called Mid-century Gothic: The Uncanny Objects of Modernity in British Literature and Culture After the Second World War.

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