“Barbara La Marr: The Girl who was Too Beautiful for Hollywood”
Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog
Yay! The contest is over and the winner is: Denyse! Congratulations!
Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of “Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky and author Sherri Snyder. And, remember, we’re also giving away FIVE MORE copies via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…
In order to qualify to win this prize via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Jan 6 at 10PM EST. We will pick one winner via a random drawing and announce him/her on Facebook and here on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday January 7).
If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away FIVE MORE books there as well! PS: you don’t even need a twitter account to enter! (Click here for twitter contest details as well as more information about the book.)
ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, January 6 at 1oPM EST —
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
What is it that intrigues you most about Barbara La Marr or her career? And, if you’re not familiar with Barbara La Marr, 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.
ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…
Barbara La Marr (James A. Woodbury portrait 1921)
About the Book: In the first full-length biography of the woman known as the “girl who was too beautiful,” Sherri Snyder presents a complete portrait of one of the silent era’s most infamous screen sirens. In five short years, La Marr appeared in twenty-six films, including The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), Trifling Women (1922), The Eternal City (1923), The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924), and Thy Name Is Woman (1924). Yet by 1925―finding herself beset by numerous scandals, several failed marriages, a hidden pregnancy, and personal prejudice based on her onscreen persona―she fell out of public favor. When she was diagnosed with a fatal lung condition, she continued to work, undeterred, until she collapsed on set. She died at the age of twenty-nine. Few stars have burned as brightly and as briefly as Barbara La Marr, and her extraordinary life story is one of tempestuous passions as well as perseverance in the face of adversity. Drawing on never-before-released diary entries, correspondence, and creative works, Snyder’s biography offers a valuable perspective on her contributions to silent-era Hollywood and the cinematic arts.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon via the below link (click on image):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub