Mary Claire Kendall;
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.