WorldCat Identities

Lamour, Dorothy 1914-1996

Works: 564 works in 1,060 publications in 3 languages and 14,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Road films  Circus films  Show business films  Biography  Film adaptations  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dorothy Lamour
The greatest show on Earth by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus. To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous competition in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Includes an incredible train wreck
My favorite brunette by Elliott Nugent( Visual )

95 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of detective stories, baby photographer Hope substitutes for a private eye and gets involved in a murder mystery
Road to Morocco by Road to Morocco (Motion picture)( Visual )

20 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lone survivors of a ship wrecked in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This is the third "Road" picture
Donovan's reef by John Ford( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Donovan's Reef," John Wayne heads a group of high skilled professional game hunters in Africa who capture the ferocious big game with strong rope and cameras for zoos and circus attractions. In "Hatari," a straight-laced Bostonian comes searching for her father, a brawling ex-Navy man living on a South Pacific island
Road to Utopia( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour
Road to Singapore by Victor Schertzinger( Visual )

11 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map--Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors. The scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home
Road to Zanzibar by Victor Schert( Visual )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 2nd of the "Road" pictures, a couple of scheming carnival performers leave town after selling a phony diamond mine to a tough guy who doesn't appreciate the joke. They end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of female entertainers who lure them into the jungle and introduce them to a tribe of hungry cannibals
Road to Rio by Norman Z McLeod( Visual )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of down-and-out Hollywood musicians find themselves on a slow boat to Rio de Janeiro where they meet a beautiful woman whose sinister guardian is trying to marry her off to a swindler
The road to Hong Kong( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry (Crosby) and Chester (Hope) travel to Tibet to search for a drug to restore Chester's memory. Once they find the cure, Chester's memory becomes so good that he accidentally memorizes a secret formula for space navigation. Soon the two meet up with a beautiful spy (Collins) and get slightly sidetracked ... to another planet!
On the road with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Zanzibar: Scheming carnival performers split town after selling a phony diamond mine and end up in Zanzibar where they meet a couple of con-women
Creepshow 2 by Michael Gornick( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the rotting Creep as he introduces this horror anthology which presents gruesome looks at the latest tales of horror
The hurricane by John Ford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intolerant governor sets off a series of tragic events in an idyllic Pacific paradise, disrupting the peaceful lives of newlywed islanders Terangi and Marama . Terangi is wrongly imprisoned by racist officials and after many failed escape attempts, additional years are added to original his six month jail term. Terangi finally succeeds and returns to Marama after a long absence, but only to be confronted with one of the most savage natural disasters to ever hit the island
We'll meet again : [the love songs of World War II]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college
My favorite blonde by Bob Hope( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My favorite blonde: It's all aboard for intrigue, laughs and romance as Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll contend with German spies during a daffy but dangerous cross-country chase. Star spangled rhythm: A young sailor thinks his dad is a studio boss, when in fact his father is a gatekeeper
Road to Bali : Road to Rio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Rio: Hope and Crosby stow away on an ocean bound ship and they both fall for a young beautiful passenger (Lamour)
Road to Bali( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Road to Bali, Hope and Crosby are vaudeville performers hired as deep sea divers by an unscrupulous South Sea island prince. In My favorite brunette, Hope plays a photographer who substitutes for a private eye and gets involved in a murder mystery
M-G-M movie legends collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Kittredge is a foreign news correspondent known for inexplicably scooping the big stories. But when he misses the beat on Germany invading Russia, he heads home to his fellow reporter and fiancée Christina Hill in Washington, D.C., in hopes of saving his relationship, career and reputation. While there, he stumbles on a tip that the Axis powers are set to destroy the capital. As Kittredge digs deeper into the story, he finds himself a target, and it's up to Robert to catch the spies, save the city and keep his job
My side of the road by Dorothy Lamour( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this eye-opening autobiography, one of Hollywood's most durable personalities reveals a surprisingly dramatic private life that's scarcely suggested by her glamorous screen image. The exotic costumes of the Road pictures hid a woman of extraordinary versatility: beauty contest winner, comedienne, radio star, fashion model, nightclub singer, vaudeville trouper, war bond saleswoman, dramatic actress, musical comedy star, divorcee, stuntwoman--and dedicated wife and mother. Few movie buffs know that Dorothy Lambour was voted Miss New Orleans only after a successful tour on the Fanchon and Marco circuit--only to wind up running an elevator for a living. She sang with Rudy Vallee and Herbie Kay (who became her first husband)--and was one of the most reluctant stars Hollywood ever created. She never accepted Louis B. Mayer's offer of a screen test. Cast as star of her first film, The Jungle Princess, she was mortified by her sarong costume, her appearance in the rushes, and by the outrageous publicity Paramount created to launch her career. She hit her stride during Hollywood's heyday, when off-camera events often eclipsed what the public saw on screen. Here she reveals her experiences with co-workers like Betty Grable, John Wayne, Jack Oakie, Fred MacMurray, Anthony Quinn, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd, Mae West, Cecil B. DeMille, Carole Lombard, John Ford and Robert Preston. Why The Hurricane's crew held a grudge against Jon Hall, and how they exacted their revenge; how love scenes with William Holden and Tyrone Power were ruined by an appendectomy and a whoopee cushion, respectively; the violent and oft-censored behavior of her chimpanzee co-stars; how she doffed her sarong for serious dramatic roles in Wild Harvest, Manhandled, and A Medal for Benny; the inspired wisecrackery on Bing, Bob, and Dorothy's first Road to Singapore, the bitter wrangles over the final Road to Hong Kong--and the name of the woman identified as Dorothy Lamour at Crosby's funeral. After her wartime marriage to Air Corps Lieutenant William Howard, she raised two sons while expanding her career into personal appearances, nightclubs, and the legitimate theater. Even as her film career seemed to dim, she appeared at the London Palladium and later undertook a grueling national tour in the title role of Hello, Dolly! Now, she shares the tragic story of her husband's final illness, and her resolve to keep on fulfilling her duties to her public, her family--and ultimately, to herself. Illustrated with photographs from her personal collection, this is the self-portrait of an artist whose rare honesty and character, warmth and courage have, until now, been known only to a privileged few.--From dust jacket
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My favorite brunetteDonovan's reefRoad to ZanzibarThe road to Hong KongCreepshow 2