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By Sherrie Tucker

ISBN-10: 0822357429

ISBN-13: 9780822357421

ISBN-10: 0822357577

ISBN-13: 9780822357575

Open from 1942 till 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was once the main recognized of the patriotic domestic entrance nightclubs the place civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted males of the Allied international locations. because the commencing evening, while the crowds have been so thick that Bette Davis needed to input throughout the rest room window to offer her welcome speech, the storied dance flooring the place motion picture stars danced with infantrymen has been the topic of a lot U.S. nostalgia concerning the "Greatest Generation." Drawing from oral histories with civilian volunteers and army site visitors who danced on the wartime nightclub, Sherrie Tucker explores how jitterbugging swing tradition has come to symbolize the warfare in U.S. nationwide reminiscence. but her interviewees' diversified reports and memories belie the potential of any singular old narrative. a few bear in mind racism, sexism, and inequality at the nightclub's dance ground and in la neighborhoods, dynamics at odds with the U.S. democratic, egalitarian beliefs linked to the Hollywood Canteen and the "Good battle" in pop culture narratives. For Tucker, swing dancing's torque—bodies sharing weight, pace, and turning energy with out assured outcomes—is an apt metaphor for the jostling narratives, diversified views, unsteady thoughts, and quotidian acts that contain social history.

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