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The child prodigy as a global celebrity: the chess wonder Samuel Reshevsky
Focusing on the chess prodigy Samuel Reshevsky , this paper examines the international commercial exploitation of child prodigies and their rise to celebrity. In the early 1920s, this boy wonder toured Europe and the United States, where he defeated some of the best players in simultaneous chess exhibitions, met important personalities and became a subject of global fascination. His ascent into stardom just before Hollywood's child star era reveals the public's eagerness to capitalise on gifteddoi:10.1080/19392397.2021.1965895 fatcat:irjy4q2dzzd6lba5at7n25rbtm