OASIS: CONVERSION STORIES OF HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS
Highlighting legends such as Mary Astor, John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Betty Hutton, and Bob Hope, author Mary Claire Kendall uncovers stories of recovery and conversion intimate portraits that often contrast with the more common profiles of these all-too-human stars. Many were touched by infidelity, alcoholism, unbridled ambition, or other moral failings that often seem to characterize life in Hollywood. Some had deathbed conversions, others underwent a gradual process of of conversion; each found solace in the Catholic faith. Paperback. 224 pages.