Stars at War (Michael Munn)

Stars at War (Michael Munn) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Movies section. priced at just £4.00!

London: Robson Books, 1995, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: Stars at War is the one saga of World War II that has never before been told. From the Jewish ghettos of Poland to the North African campaign, from the Normandy landings to the Battle of the Bulge, from the day war broke out to the final victories over Germany and Japan, this is the story of the actors and directors, the writers and cameramen from the film world who went to war.

From Britain, France and America, many of the movie industrys biggest names signed up Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Clark Gable, John Huston, Kenneth More, Jean Gabin, Marlene Dietrich, David Niven, Charlie Chester, Frankie Howerd, Faith Brook, Laurence Olivier, Rex Harrison, John Mills, George Stevens, William Wyler, James Stewart, John Ford and many, many more. Some went to fight, some to record the war on film, some to entertain on the front line. All, however, found themselves in the very midst of it.

All these stars have their own personal stories to tell, along with those who were yet to become household names, such as Dirk Bogarde, Tony Curtis and Lee Marvin. But in this unique work Michael Munn also interweaves the stories of civilians of that time, such as Roman Polanski, the terrified Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in war-torn Poland; and Sophia Loren, the little Italian girl whose home town was blown apart by Allied air raids.

Munn was encouraged to write this book by director John Huston, and through his years as a journalist he has collected scores of first-hand accounts from stars who give a fascinating view of the war through their eyes. Their stories combine to present a unique perspective on war which is often bruising and frightening, but sometimes poignant and even amusing.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 293 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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