Not as interesting as Rob Deering’s Boobs 2008, but more compelling than Karita Mattila, the star soprano, and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, I am listed as the 83rd hottest event in the Edinburgh Festival.
83: Mark Borkowski
One of showbiz’s more charming public relations men explores the ancestry of his questionable trade. Long fascinated by the likes of Barnum, Ripley, and the old-time Hollywood hucksters, Borkowski has produced a book, The Fame Formula: How Hollywood’s Fixers, Fakers and Star Makers Created the Celebrity Industry. He probably shouldn’t be allowed – but he is. Forewarned is forearmed. Charlotte Square Gardens (0845 373 5888), Aug 22. SL
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