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The Resource Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour, Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon

Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour, Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon

Label
Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour
Title
Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war
Title remainder
searching for Dorothy Lamour
Statement of responsibility
Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific War explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific. Viewing the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywood's South Seas, Americans and their Allies expected to find glamorous women who resembled the famous "sarong girl," Dorothy Lamour. But Dorothy was nowhere to be seen. Despite those disappointments popular images proved resilient, and at war's end the "old" South Seas re-emerged almost unscathed. Based on extensive archival research, Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific War explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1966-
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Brawley, Sean
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
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Dixon, Chris
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Oceania
  • Oceania
  • Culture in motion pictures
  • United States
  • Oceania
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour, Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The wartime search for the South Seas -- Through Hollywood's lens : prewar visions of the South Pacific -- Wartime tourists on a Hollywood jungle set : anticipating the South Seas and encountering the South Pacific -- 'Dorothy Lamour Syndrome" : South Seas dreams and South Pacific disappointments -- "That gal's getting whiter every day" : servicemen's encounters with Islander women -- Combating South Seas disillusionment : a South Pacific education -- "Solitary jewels" or "Brazen, shameless hussies"? : Allied women in the wartime Pacific -- "Black white men" : African American encounters with the wartime Pacific -- Rainbow Island : wartime Hollywood and the South Seas -- South Seas savior : James A. Michener and postwar visions of the South Pacific -- Conclusion: The Queen of the Hollywood Islands
Control code
ocn757475530
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780230116566
Lccn
2012002900
System control number
(OCoLC)757475530
Label
Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour, Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The wartime search for the South Seas -- Through Hollywood's lens : prewar visions of the South Pacific -- Wartime tourists on a Hollywood jungle set : anticipating the South Seas and encountering the South Pacific -- 'Dorothy Lamour Syndrome" : South Seas dreams and South Pacific disappointments -- "That gal's getting whiter every day" : servicemen's encounters with Islander women -- Combating South Seas disillusionment : a South Pacific education -- "Solitary jewels" or "Brazen, shameless hussies"? : Allied women in the wartime Pacific -- "Black white men" : African American encounters with the wartime Pacific -- Rainbow Island : wartime Hollywood and the South Seas -- South Seas savior : James A. Michener and postwar visions of the South Pacific -- Conclusion: The Queen of the Hollywood Islands
Control code
ocn757475530
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780230116566
Lccn
2012002900
System control number
(OCoLC)757475530

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