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Personal narratives, American
|Informazioni aggiuntive sul format:||Online version:
Hotchner, A. E.
Day I fired Alan Ladd and other World War II adventures.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2002
|Persona incaricata:||A E Hotchner|
|Tipo materiale:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
A E Hotchner
|Descrizione:||vii, 131 p. ; 22 cm.|
He eventually went to Officer Candidate School and was assigned to the Anti-Submarine Command as a lieutenant adjutant, but just before his squadron's departure for North Africa he was detached and, despite knowing nothing about moviemaking, ordered to make a film that glorified the Anti-Submarine Command's role in combating U-boats.".
"All through his four-year military career, despite his efforts to get into combat, fate and the military bureaucracy thwarted him. The author skillfully recounts the events of those years, describing 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. Ladd, then a GI, did such a poor job reading the narration for Hotchner's film Atlantic Mission that Hotchner had to fire him. The author also describes his encounters with other well-known people, notably Tennessee Williams, with whom he attended a playwriting class at Washington University, and a wistful, vulnerable Dorothy Parker."--BOOK JACKET.