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The Day I Fired Alan Ladd and Other World War II Adventures

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Titel: The Day I Fired Alan Ladd and Other World War II Adventures
Autor/en: A. E. Hotchner

ISBN: 0826214320
EAN: 9780826214324
Empfohlen ab 14 Jahre.
Sprache: Englisch.

November 2002 - gebunden - 131 Seiten

This delightful memoir of A. E. Hotchner's World War II experiences explores a different side of the troubled war years. Hotchner, who grew up in St. Louis, was a rookie lawyer fresh out of Washington University Law School when the United States declared war. Like many others of his generation, he aspired to serve his country. He tried to enter the naval flyer program and the navy V-12 program, but was rejected by both due to failed physicals (poor depth perception and flat feet). Eventually, though, he was able to enlist in the air force branch of the United States Army. There he served with the Anti-Submarine Command, emerging four years later as a major. Although it was Hotchner's goal to experience combat while he was in the service, that goal was never realized. Because of his excellent writing skills, he was almost immediately ordered to write and perform in a play and to create a movie about the role of the air force in attacking enemy submarines. Much to his amazement, his work proved successful, paving his direction for the rest of his war years. Each time Hotchner thought he would be able to participate more directly in the war effort, fate and the military bureaucracy thwarted him. Through a series of misadventures, he instead wrote and performed in a touring musical, produced propaganda films, and took on a variety of other assignments that kept him from fighting in either theater of operations. The author skillfully recounts the events of those years, sharing the encounters he had with many unforgettable characters, including a footsore and sentimental Clark Gable and an inept Alan Ladd -- best known as the star of Shane. Hotchner recounts that Ladd did such a poor jobreading the narration for Hotchner's film Atlantic Mission that he had to fire him. He also includes interesting discussions of other well-known people, such as Tennessee Williams, whom he knew at Washington University, and Dorothy Parker, whom he met in New York after the
A. E. Hotchner is the author of a dozen books, including popular biographies of Ernest Hemingway, Doris Day, and Sophia Loren. He is perhaps best known for Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir. Along with his writing career, Hotchner is business partner with Paul Newman. All of the profits they receive from their "Newman's Own' products are contributed to charities. Hotchner lives in Westport, Connecticut.
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