Many famous individuals from a variety of industries aided in the mobilization for war and contributed as spies, combatants, propagandists, documentary and newsreel makers, educators, fund-raisers, entertainers, and morale-boosters. Celebrity Spies, Book I - Actors, features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services.
Hundreds of celebrities eagerly answered the ‘call to arms’ and brought their talents and patriotism to the intelligence services, military, combat, and war information offices. Many worked directly as operatives or even agents, and even more assisted the war effort by participating in, producing, directing or supporting propaganda films. Did you know? ● Cary Grant was a spy hunter ● Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights ● Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII ● Dr. Seuss produced propaganda instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps ● Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA ● The US Secret Service and Scotland Yard hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology ● Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man ● Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI ● Miles Copeland Jr, the father of drummer Stewart Copeland, of the band 'Police', worked for the CIA ● Thubten Norbu, the older brother of the Dalai Lama, worked for the CIA as a translator in the 1960s? The books feature true stories, biographies and filmographies from 'real-life' spies as well as fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. In this series we cover forty-three professions whose famous members 'spied for the side', and ultimately impacted life as we know it today. In the series: Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and The Watched.