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Palgrave Macmillan

Hollywood's South Seas and the Pacific War

Searching for Dorothy Lamour

ISBN 9781137210098
Publication Date August 2012
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific and viewed the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywood's South Seas. Based on extensive archival research, it explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history.

Sean Brawley is an associate professor of History and associate dean (Education) of the Faculty of Arts at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). His major publications include The White Peril: Foreign Relations and Asian Immigration to Australasia and North America, 1919-1978 and The Bondi Lifesaver: A History of an Australian Icon.

Chris Dixon is a reader in History and associate dean (Research Higher Degrees) at the University of Queensland. His previous publications include Perfecting the Family: Antislavery Marriages in Nineteenth-century AmericaAfrican America and Haiti: Emigration and Black Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century, and Competing Voices from the Pacific War (with Sean Brawley and Beatrice Trefalt).

Pardon My Sarong: Dorothy Lamour's Legacy * 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 Native Women * Combating South Seas Disillusionment: A South Pacific Education * 'Solitary Jewels' or 'Brazen, Shameless Hussies'?: Allied Women at War * '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 * The Queen of the Hollywood Islands


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