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Author Brawley, Sean, 1966-
Title Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific war : searching for Dorothy Lamour / Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor2  D767.9 .B73 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 263 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Foreign service -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Oceania -- In motion pictures.
Culture in motion pictures.
United States -- Relations -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Relations -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Related Names Dixon, Chris, 1960-
ISBN 0230116566 (hardback)
9780230116566 (hardback)
OCLC number 757475530