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Good girls, good food, good fun : the story of USO hostesses during World War II

Author: Meghan K Winchell
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the "greatest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winchell, Meghan K.
Good girls, good food, good fun.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)647430587
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780807832370 0807832375
OCLC Number: 221141630
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: To make the boys feel at home : senior hostesses and gendered citizenship --
The loveliest girls in the nation --
Wartime socializing --
Nice girls didn't, period : junior hostesses and sexual service --
Courtship and competition in the USO dance hall --
Conclusion --
Appendix : Interview/questionnaire template.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Meghan K. Winchell.
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