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When the Stars Went to War:: Hollywood and World War II - Hoopes, Roy
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1995, ISBN: 0679414231

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[EAN: 9780679414230], Near Fine, [PU: Random House, U.S.A.], Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, History|Military|World War II, History|United States|20th Century, Jacket, Nineteen thirty-nine was Hollywood's Golden Year, when, incredibly, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Dark Victory, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, and Wuthering Heights were all lighting up the silver screen. Outside of Hollywood it was, of course, a terrible time, the year Hitler invaded Poland, the year "the lights went out all over the world." In 1941, when the United States entered World War II, along with her vast resources and manpower she contributed a major weapon whose patriotic muscle has never been fully appreciated: the Hollywood star. Like people all over America, the movie stars of Hollywood would always remember exactly what they were doing when they heard about Pearl Harbor. But from then on, their wartime experience would have a different and special flavor. They were, after all, very rich, very famous, and extremely visible. Often told in the performers' own words, When the Stars Went to War is the story of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and the other leading men who went into combat. It is the story of Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Cagney, Greer Garson, and a host of others who raised millions for the war effort by selling bonds, and of such luminaries as Marlene Dietrich, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Jack Benny, who put themselves in considerable danger entertaining troops at the front. And, of course, it is the story of the ones who stayed behind: those who tried to enlist and were turned down, those who were given cushy home-front jobs, those who passed the time having love affairs with the spouses or lovers of fellow actors who had gone to war -- the hardworking and the guilt-ridden. Perhaps the stars' most important contribution to the war effort was the films they made, films that kept up morale and inspired America's fighting men. As one young G.I. put it, "Somehow it's better to be fighting for Lana Turner than it is to be fighting the Great Reich. . . because she is all our girls rolled into one." In WHEN THE STARS WENT TO WAR, author Roy Hoopes tells the stories of hundreds of leading and lesser stars and what they did during the war. As entertaining as an issue of Photoplay, it is written with a frankness even that notorious scandalmonger Louella Parsons would have admired. THERE IS SOME VERY SLIGHT DISCOLORATION ON THE TOP PAGE EDGES.

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[EAN: 9780679414230], Near Fine, [PU: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.], History|Military|World War II, Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, Jacket, First Printing. A VERY GOOD, clean, tight copy sans rips/tears and interior markings. ILLUSTRATED in black-and-white photography with accompanying descriptive captions. "In 1941, when the United States entered World War II, along with her vast resources and manpower she contributed a major weapon whose patriotic muscle has never been fully appreciated: the Hollywood star." 357 pages. "Often told in the performers' own words, 'When the Stars Went to War' is the story of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and the other leading men who went into combat. It is the story of Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Cagney, Greer Garson, and a host of others who raised millions for the war effort by selling bonds, and of such luminaries as Marlene Dietrich, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Jack Benny, who put themselves in considerable danger entertaining troops at the front." NOTE: Due to size/weight of the book additional shipping cost will be requested/required for EXPEDITED and OUT-OF-U.S. shipment. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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[EAN: 9780679414230], [PU: Random House;], HOLLYWOOD, MOVIE STARS, FILM ACTORS, ACTRESSES, SECOND WORLD WAR II., History|Military|World War II, Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, Jacket, 8vo. Hardback. xxii, 357pp. B/w photographs. A star-studded chronicle of how Hollywood evolved during wartime. The stars who either went to war themselves, like James Stewart, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda and Douglas Fairbanks, or stars including Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Mickey Rooney who put themselves in danger while enterrtaining the troops , and of Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Groucho Marx, James Cagney and Greer Garson and others, who raised millions by selling war bonds. A near Mint / New copy with no inscriptions, in a Mint unclipped dustwrapper (with a removable film cover). 0.0

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