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Author Coffin, Lesley L.

Title Lew Ayres : Hollywood's conscientious objector / Lesley L. Coffin ; foreword by Marya E. Gates.

Imprint Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.


Description xix, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Hollywood legends series
Hollywood legends series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Filmography (pages 214-235).
Contents Grandma's boy -- Young musician in search of a movie -- The kind of role that casts a shadow -- A new kind of star -- Romantic comedy -- At the helm -- A short stay on poverty row -- "The comeback king of 1938" -- Introducing Dr. Kildare -- A doctor, a comic -- Echoes of war -- Lew Ayres, conscientious objector -- A camp in Oregon -- "Like a bomb was dropped" -- Public debate -- Basic training -- In search of something -- A hero returns to Hollywood -- The comeback of 1946 -- Awards and affairs -- The return of Dr. Kildare -- Magnificent obsession -- A man of honor and faith -- The older gentleman -- Altars of the world -- As time goes by -- Reaching for the butterfly.
Subject Ayres, Lew, 1908-1996.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781617036378 (cloth : alk. paper)
1617036374 (cloth : alk. paper)

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