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The Resource Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia, Darleen Bungey

Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia, Darleen Bungey

Label
Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
Title
Daddy cool
Title remainder
finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Darleen Bungey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who can ever truly know their parents? He was a glamorous heart-throb, a famous American singer performing at the Academy Awards in front of Betty Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Clarke Cable and other stars. In the 1930s, his records were outselling Bing Crosby's. So how did he become an Australian infantryman, fighting alongside and performing for his fellow Diggers in Palestine, Beirut, Egypt and New Guinea? Why did he leave Hollywood and the ritziest hotels in California for a modest Californian bungalow in suburban Sydney? And what caused him to cease his endless drifting from one woman to another, one marriage to another, and settle with the love of his life? She was a strong Aussie woman, a talented radio broadcaster and publicity agent. Why did she take a chance on this reckless vagabond and notorious womaniser? Seeking answers, Darleen Bungey turns her forensic skills on her own family, exploring her father's multi-layered and at times tempestuous life with a truthful eye and loving heart
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bungey, Darleen
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bungey, Darleen
  • Cutter, Robert
  • Brooks, Lawrence
  • Brooks, Lawrence
  • Brooks, Lawrence
  • Brooks, Lawrence
  • Boss, Gloria van
  • Boss, Gloria van
  • Singers
  • Americans
  • Soldiers
  • Families
  • Husband and wife
  • Composers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Radio broadcasters
  • Singers
  • Australia
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia, Darleen Bungey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067155661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529673
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1142879483
Label
Daddy cool : finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia, Darleen Bungey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067155661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529673
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1142879483

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