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1944 Four Jills In A Jeep Book by Carole Landis
4 Jills In A Jeep Book by Carole Landis! With the outbreak of WWII movie stars played a very big part in entertaining our troops overseas. The beautiful and talented Carole Landis spent more time visiting our troops than any other Hollywood Star during WWII. In September of 1942, she along with Kay Francis, Mitzi Mayfair, and Martha Raye, began a five month U.S.O. Tour as a part of the "Feminine Theatrical Task force". They went to England, Bermuda, Africa, and Ireland as they travelled more than 50,000 miles by plane, truck, and jeep. During their tour they made 150 personal appearances and performed in 125 shows.
After returning home Carole Landis decided to write a book about her travels with her three friends during which they performed in front of thousands of servicemen and women. The book is titled "4 Jills In A Jeep" and was published in the spring of 1944 by the Curtis Publishing Company, copyrighted in 1944, by Random House, Incorporated, and illustrated by Lily Cushing. This book is a second printing. This book measures 5 5/8" wide X 8½" long X ¾" thick.
Throughout her book are stories of the numerous times they spent in front of servicemen and women--first hand stories of personal contact with those serving while they toured and all the difficulties they encountered while going from show to show. And even in the midst of it all, Miss Landis found time to fall in love and get married.
**Condition of dust jacket: This dust jacket is one of the most sought after dust jackets from books published during WWII. The dust jacket is in fair to good- condition, and is still pretty bright. There is edge wear to the top and bottom edges and at the folds, corner tears, small tears along the edges and light surface wear. There are also tiny to small pieces missing at the top and bottom of the spine and top and bottom corners.
**Condition of book: The front and back covers are in good condition. The inside pages are in near mint condition, very clean. *Covers: There are light soil marks to the front and back covers, bumps to the corners, and minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The spine is tight with all the pages attached. There is a small sticker on the first page with the owners name on it. *Inside pages: The 180 pages are in near mint condition.
This book was such a big hit that on March 17th, 1944, they released a movie titled what else, "Four Jills In A Jeep".
If you're a big fan of Carole Landis or likes reading stories that have to do with WWII, you'll enjoy reading all 180 pages and come away with a big smile on your face. A wonderful gift to give that friend or a member of your family that collects items from WWII.
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