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Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific War Searching for Dorothy Lamour

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ISBN-10: 0230116566

ISBN-13: 9780230116566

Edition: 2012

Authors: Chris Dixon, Sean Brawley

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 263
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface: Pardon My Sarong-Dorothy Lamour's Legacy
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