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Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services

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Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery, and Ernest Borgnine are among many stars who have portrayed naval personnel on film - but do their fans know that Fonda won a Bronze Star for his actions during Pacific naval encounters, that Bogart dropped a fleeing prisoner with his .45, that Montgomery was awarded a Bronze Star for his courageous performance of duty ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 9th 1997 by US Naval Institute Press (first published September 1st 1997)
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James Wazorick
Dec 02, 2016 James Wazorick rated it it was ok
The subject matter was interesting, but this was not a well written book. The author collected a great number of factoids and just threw them into a jumble without a compelling narrative. What was most striking to me is that one of today's 'stars' would be caught dead enlisting in the military.
Patrick Nichol
Aug 05, 2011 Patrick Nichol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun book for movie fans and Navy buffs alike. It's incredible how many Hollywood stars actually served in "The Senior Service" before finding fame.

It explains why some actors, like Steve McQueen and Henry Fonda, played Naval personnel so convincingly in their films.
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