“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel,
Make-up Artist to the Stars”
We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July!
It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, this is a very special one for me, as I have the pleasure of knowing two of the authors, but more about that later… That said, I am delighted to say that CMH will be giving away TEN COPIES of “About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” by Dorothy Ponedel, Meredith Ponedel, and Danny Miller, courtesy of Bear Manor Books.
In order to qualify to win one of these books via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 7 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- June 9: Two Winners
- June 16: Two Winners
- June 23: Two Winners
- June 30: Two Winners
- July 7: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub and/or right here on this Blog in the comment section below (depending on how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner at 10PM EST on Sunday June 10.
As I mentioned above, I have the pleasure of knowing two of the authors: respected writer, editor and friend, Danny Miller of Cinephiled (@dannymmiller), and Dottie’s niece, Meredith Ponedel (@Merrydyth), who I had the honor of meeting at the TCM Film Festival a few years ago (and I might add that we hit it off so well that I felt like I knew Meredith for years!).
And here’s Part Two: Meredith Ponedel Interview Part 2 of 3
And Part Three: Meredith Ponedel Interview Part 3 of 3
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, July 7 at 10PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
2) *Then TWEET (not DM) the following message (if you don’t have twitter, see below):
Just entered to win the “About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub @BearManorMedia and authors @Merrydyth & @dannymmiller #CMHContest Link: http://ow.ly/vUqu30kjIt3
What is it that you respect the most about Dottie Ponedel, and if you’re not familiar with her or her work, why do you want to win this book?
NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas…@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
Click here for the full contest rules and more details.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the areas noted above.
About the book: Dottie Ponedel knows how to amuse with rouge. Her autobiography, the story of a pioneering make-up woman in silent movies and early talkies, puts a new foundation on the stars from the Golden Age of movies. Sinners and saints without greasepaint make for memorable close-ups. Enjoy Dottie’s confidential revelations about Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Joan Blondell, Paulette Goddard, Barbara Stanwyck, and others. “No stranger is going to pat this puss,” Mae West once declared. Mae, and Dottie’s other clients, often demanded her services, but tomcats and contracts seldom blended. Dottie constantly fought all-male make-up departments at the studios to get the recognition she deserved. Amazing challenges facing a woman at the top of her craft play poignantly against her straight-talking, heartwarming, hilarious encounters with famous faces. Dotti Ponedel. The designer with eye liner.
If you don’t want to wait to win, you can purchase the book by clicking here:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub