Category Archives: Books

Anne Bancroft: A Life: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

“Anne Bancroft: A Life” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Anne Bancroft: A Life”  Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play Book Giveaway (September)

“Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes” September Book Giveaway “If you share my affection for candid shots of the stars you’ll love Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes…” -Leonard Maltin, Indiewire.com And, … Continue reading

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Anne Bancroft: A Life Book Giveaway (via Twitter in September)

“Anne Bancroft: A Life” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Anne Bancroft: A Life” by Douglass K. Daniel, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from Aug 28 through Sept … Continue reading

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Men in Drag: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Men in Drag As if it weren’t enough that men dominated silent film comedy in general there were a few male comics who specialized in drag and often played female characters. Drag was a common and sure-fire laugh getter and … Continue reading

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Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (July)

“Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and … Continue reading

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Women Comedy Directors: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Women Comedy Directors More neglected than onscreen comediennes are the women who worked in silent comedy as directors – the number of whom can practically be counted on the fingers of one hand. Alice Guy-Blache is a bona-fide cinema pioneer, … Continue reading

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Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy Book Giveaway (via Twitter in July)

“Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” by authors by Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon, courtesy of University Press of … Continue reading

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Two Eves of Film Comedy: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Two Eves of Film Comedy Currently in American films there are two female comedy stars – Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer. That seems like a bounty as often there aren’t any acknowledged funny ladies, but the truth is they’re always … Continue reading

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“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway (June 26 – July 29)

“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, I am delighted to say that this time, we’ll be celebrating the women of silent comedy … Continue reading

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The Pride of the Yankees Book Giveaway (June 12 – July 15)

“The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic” We have TEN Copies to Give Away! “The riveting story behind the making of The Pride of the Yankees is finally being told in Richard … Continue reading

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