Highlighting legends such as Mary Astor, John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Betty Hutton, and Bob Hope, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends 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 conversion; each found solace in embracing the Catholic faith. While taking nothing from their fame, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends shows that even those who seem to have it all need the hope, strength, and fortitude provided by faith.
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About the Author
Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington-based writer of commentaries, features, books, and screenplays. She writes a regular column on Hollywood for Breitbart, and was a regular columnist for Forbes. She has written features and commentaries for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, The Washington Times, Our Sunday Visitor, and Catholic New World.
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Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
A well-written book full of entertaining stories, which also move the reader's heart, as stories always do, when people discover and surrender to God's tender love.
For those who love Hollywood legends like Gary Cooper, Mary Astor, Susan Hayward, Lana Turner, among others in this all-star 12, "Oasis" is a must-read. It will fascinate and intrigue for its many never-before-told stories, showing the eminently relatable human side of these larger-than-life stars. It's perfect for reading on the beach or under a shady tree, or curled up in your favorite chair!