Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master
Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master 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, 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, Dec 8 at 9PM ESTWe 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 Dec 9).

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.)

Clarence Brown- Hollywood's Forgotten Master


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, Dec 8 at 9PM EST —

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

Who is one of your favorite classic movie directors and why?

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 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: Academy Award nominated director Clarence Brown (1890–1987) worked with some of Hollywood’s greatest stars, such as Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Mickey Rooney, Katharine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy. Known as the “star maker,” he helped guide the acting career of child sensation Elizabeth Taylor and discovered child star Claude Jarman Jr. for The Yearling (1946). He directed more than fifty films, including Possessed (1931), Anna Karenina (1935), National Velvet (1944), and Intruder in the Dust (1949), winning his audiences over with glamorous star vehicles, tales of families, communities, and slices of Americana, as well as hard-hitting dramas. Although Brown was admired by peers like Jean Renoir, Frank Capra, and John Ford, his illuminating work and contributions to classic cinema are rarely mentioned in the same breath as those of Hollywood’s great directors. In this first full-length account of the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker, Gwenda Young discusses Brown’s background to show how his hardworking parents and resilient grandparents inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. She reveals how the one-time engineer and World War I aviator established a thriving car dealership, the Brown Motor Car Company, in Alabama – only to give it all up to follow his dream of making movies. He would not only become a brilliant director but also a craftsman who was known for his innovative use of lighting and composition. Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master explores the forces that shaped a complex man―part–dreamer, part–pragmatist―who left an indelible mark on cinema.


Click here for the full contest rules. 

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).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon by clicking here:


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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5 Responses to Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

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  2. Vickie Gleason says:

    I’d have to say John Ford is one of my favorites. He directed the movies I grew up on that my parents loved.

  3. Billy Slobin says:

    My favorite film director is Michael Curtiz!
    He directed 3 or my very favorite classic films (as you can imagine I have many favorites:)
    The wide array of films he directed is one of the reasons I am such an admirer.
    The Walking Dead 1936
    Casablanca 1942 (my all time favorite film)
    White Christmas 1954
    I watch these 3 films very frequently and learn another line each time.
    He also directed Mildred Pierce as well as Dr. X
    He was a master of so many genres!
    I could go on for hours.

  4. Brittaney B says:

    I’m so happy Clarence Brown is finally getting his own biography. He was an interesting man even outside his work as a director.

    As much as I like his work, I’d have to say George Cukor is my favorite classic film director. I’ve seen almost all of his films and I love them all. He directed my favorite musical (My Fair Lady), my all time favorite dramedy (The Philadelphia Story) and my favorite romantic tragedy (Camille) and a host of other excellent films. I think he had a special skill of drawing out amazing performances from his stars.

  5. Amy Condit says:

    Busby Berkeley is one of my favorite classic film directors. His elaborate production numbers in “42nd Street” and “Golddiggers of 1933” are visual treats.

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