“Barbara La Marr: The Girl who was Too Beautiful for Hollywood”
Book Giveaway via Twitter
“The silent film community as a whole should be thankful that Snyder was not only up to the task, but has created a work that will serve to define La Marr’s life and career for decades to come.” -Charles Epting, editor, Silent Film Quarterly.
Yay! The contest is over and the winners are: Carl, Gloria, Craig, Joan and Vickie! Congratulations!
It’s time for our next book giveaway, the last one for 2017! CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” by Sherri Snyder, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from now through Jan 6, 2018. (plus ONE more copy via Facebook and this Blog, details to follow in a few days).
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Jan 6 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner 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.
- Dec 9: One Winner
- Dec 16: One Winner
- Dec 23: One Winner
- Dec 30: One Winner
- Jan 6: One Winner
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Dec 10 at 10PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…
If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways (or check back on this Blog in a few days) — because we’ll be giving away ONE MORE cop via Facebook/Blog as well!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Jan 6 at 1oPM 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
What is one of your favorite Barbara La Marr film and why? And, if you’re not familiar with the Barbara La Marr’s films, why do you want to win this book?
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress author @_SherriSnyder & @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/V19W30gZ5Oh
*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.
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…
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