Less well known is another juicy bit of industry slang, at once derisive and descriptive.
When talent signs a production pact with a studio, he or she lands a “vanity shingle”—perhaps the ultimate, if ultimately derided, star perk., meaning empty pride—is not often a welcome descriptor, even in a town that elevates facialists to superstar status.
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As director Steve Mc Queen began his acceptance speech, Pitt looked heavenward, eyes shining.
A surprise golden egg, hatched from a lowly arcade novelty, quickly became the stifling studio system.