Index
9/11, xx, 8– 9, 332n24; eff ects on interviews,
xxii; and World War II memory,
xvii– xviii
76th Coast Artillery Regiment, 90, 93,
100– 101. See also 369th Coast Antiaircraft
Artillery Regiment
369th Coast Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment,
55, 89– 91. See also 76th Coast Artillery
Regiment
actors: African American, 31, 48– 49, 76– 77,
88, 91– 95, 188– 89; African American
actresses, 93, 95– 100, 188– 89; bit players,
235, 303; British, 46; contract, 133; extras,
xiv, 20– 21, 230, 238, 240, 297, 300, 303– 4,
306, 309; freelance, 147; stand- ins, 102;
victory casting, 228, 290; white actresses
cast as “all- American” girls, 131. See also
movie stars; Screen Actors Guild (sag);
starlets
Actors Lab, 171, 254
African Americans in Los Angeles, 33, 42– 43,
45, 46, 66– 69, 75; civil rights struggles
of, 69– 71, 189– 90, 230– 31, 254; club-
women, 78, 81– 82, 83– 84, 86– 87, 96, 101;
defense work, 101; entertaining troops
stationed in vicinity, 41, 72, 76– 77,
79– 80, 84– 89, 92– 93, 94– 95, 100– 101, 191;
harassment of black women, by Shore
Patrol and lapd, 36; house hold employ-
ment, 69, 77– 78, 189; housing, 42– 43, 76,
79– 80, 83, 86– 87; legal battles, against
discrimination in public places, 71, 82;
legal battles, against housing covenants,
37, 82, 101– 2, 338n44; and motion picture
industry, 46, 66, 75, 91– 92; ser vicemen,
35– 37, 55, 64, 90– 91; ser vicewomen,
95, 215; white offi cers’ ad hoc recruiting of
black civilian women to entertain black
ser vicemen, 87. See also actors: African
American; American Federation of
Musicians: Local 767; housing covenants;
uso- ywca Committee of Negro Women
Aguilera, Christina: Candyman music
video, xvii, xix
Ahmed, Sara, 155, 157, 177, 179, 207, 263
Ake, Doris, 189, 234
Albin, Tami, 130, 134, 139, 164, 170, 235
Alda, Robert, 236
Alden, Bob (Altman), 218, 234– 38, 250
Ali Baba Goes to Town, 192
Alpha Kappa Alpha, 90, 222
Alsmeyer, Marie Bennett, 219– 20
Ambassador Hotel, 106, 163
American exceptionalism, 9– 10, 18, 21,
103, 129
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