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  • DADDY COOL : Finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia

    DADDY COOL : Finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
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    ISBN: 9781760529673
    Title: DADDY COOL : Finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia
    Author: BUNGEY DARLEEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A captivating, generous and exquisitely written memoir of family and a daughter discovering her father's multi-layered life

    Who can ever truly know their parents?

    He was a glamorous heart-throb, a famous American singer performing in front of Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable and other stars at the Academy Awards. In the 1930s, his recording of 'Hawaiian Paradise' outsold those of Bing Crosby and Guy Lombardo.

    So how did he become an Australian infantryman, fighting alongside and performing for his fellow Diggers in Palestine, Beirut, Egypt and New Guinea? Why did he leave Hollywood and the ritziest hotels in America for a modest Californian bungalow in suburban Sydney? And what caused him to cease his endless drifting from one woman to another, one marriage to another, and settle with the love of his life?

    She was a strong Aussie woman, a talented radio broadcaster and publicity agent. Why did she take a chance on this reckless vagabond and notorious womaniser?

    Seeking answers, Darleen Bungey turns her biographical skills on her own family, exploring her father's multi-layered and at times tempestuous life with a truthful eye and loving heart.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $32.99

    • Price: $32.99
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