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Dorothy Lamour

Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton

Singer, Actress

(1914 - 1996)

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Dorothy Lamour is remembered as “the sarong girl” for the many roles for which she donned the garment, beginning with The Jungle Princess (1936) and running through Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942). Reference is made to her sarong in the seven popular “Road” pictures that she made with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope between 1940 and 1961.

After winning the title of “Miss New Orleans” in 1931, Lamour went to Chicago to pursue a career as a singer, appearing with the Herbie Kaye band and on radio. She went to Hollywood in 1935 and during her career played in several serious films, sans sarong: Disputed Passage (1939), Johnny Apollo (1940), and A Medal for Benny (1945). She also starred in musicals: The Fleet’s In (1942) with William Holden, followed by And the Angels Sing (1944) where she and Fred MacMurray introduced “It Could Happen to You.”

Not only was Lamour a favorite pin-up girl during WWII, but she tirelessly worked for the war effort, topping the sale of war bonds, for which she was honored by the Treasury Department in 1965.

- Sandra Burlingame


Queen of the Hollywood Islands

Dorothy Lamour



Essential Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour



Thanks for the Memory

Dorothy Lamour



The Moon of Manakoora

Dorothy Lamour



Moonlight Serenade

Dorothy Lamour, Hoagy Carmichael, Mildred Bailey, Glenn Miller, Boswell Sisters



Broadway's Gone Hawaii

Dorothy Lamour, Woody Herman, Frances Langford



Thanks for the Memories: The Brunswick Recordings

Dorothy Lamour



Yolanda And The Thief (1945 Film) / The Fleet's In (1942 Film) [2 on 1]

Original Soundtrack, Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
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Dorothy Lamour

My Side of the Road

Prentice-Hall


Randall G. Mielke

The Road to Box Office: The Seven Film Comedies of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, 1940-1962

McFarland & Company


Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett

On the Road With Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Collection (Road to Singapore/Road to Zanzibar/Road to Morocco/Road to Utopia)

Universal Studios

DVD


Dorothy Lamour

The Hurricane [Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour]

DVD


Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

My Favorite Brunette

Alpha Video

DVD


Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

They Got Me Covered

Hbo Home Video

DVD


W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Lynne Overman

The Big Broadcast of 1938 / College Swing Double Feature

Universal Studios

DVD


Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett

On the Road With Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Collection (Road to Singapore/Road to Zanzibar/Road to Morocco/Road to Utopia)

Universal Studios

DVD


Tyrone Power, Edward Arnold, Dorothy Lamour

Johnny Apollo (1940)

VHS

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