Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir – AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
Autographed Book 
Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Book Giveaway Contest. This time we’ll be giving away TWO AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of author Victoria Riskin (Fay Wray and Robert Riskin’s daughter) and Pantheon Books.. And, remember, we’re also giving away TEN MORE AUTOGRAPHED 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, March 30 at 9PM ESTWe will pick two winners via a random drawing and announce them on Facebook and here on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday March 31).

If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at  @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TEN 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.)

fay wray robert riskin a hollywood memoir by victoria riskinA Hollywood memoir and love story, written by Fay and Robert’s daughter, Victoria. A dual biography with over 200 photographs, many of which have never been seen before.


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, March 30 at 9PM EST —

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

What do you love most about Fay Wray and/or Robert Riskin?

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…

robert riskin and fay wray - fay proposed bob accepted and they married on august 23 1942 photo courtesy of victoria riskinFay proposed, Bob accepted, and they married on August 23, 1942. (photo courtesy of Victoria Riskin)

About the Book: About the Book:  King Kong elevated Fay Wray to the tip of the Empire State Building and the heights of cinematic immortality; she starred in more than one hundred and twenty pictures, with such co-stars as Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy and William Powell. Robert Riskin, Wray’s husband, was one of Hollywood’s seminal screenwriters, originator of the “screwball comedy” and the true populist voice of the “little guy” that gave the movies he did with Frank Capra the “Capra touch”; Riskin’s sophisticated stage plays and screen comedies of Hollywood’s classic era became famous for their blend of humor and romance, wisecracking and idealism. Winner of the Academy Award for It Happened One Night and nominated for four other Oscars, Riskin was a producer and longtime collaborator with Capra on such pictures as The Miracle Woman, Platinum Blonde, American Madness, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, You Can’t Take It with You, and Meet John Doe. Their daughter, Victoria Riskin, a former president of the Writers Guild of America West, tells the story of their lives, their work, their Hollywood, and their fairy-tale marriage.


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 Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir – AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

  1. Jen Crossett says:

    I love reading about old hollywood.

  2. Laura A. says:

    Robert Riskin is my favorite Hollywood writer. I discovered that he had written several of my favorite films and that it was really he who was behind the Capra feel I loved. Would love to win this book and learn more about him!

  3. Carl Scott says:

    I’m very impressed by their lifelong devotion to their craft. Wray appeared in over 125 films and Riskin was nominated for five Oscars! Thanks for the chance to win this great looking book!!

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  5. Billy Slobin says:

    I am a big fan of both Fay Wray and Robert Riskin’s work in Classic Film!
    I love the genre that includes Dr. X, Mystery of the Wax Museum, The Vampire Bat.
    I also love The most dangerous game, murder in Greenwich Village and of course King Kong among many other too numerous to type!
    Robert Riskin’s work on It Happened One Night is enough to define a career…add to that The Lost Horizon, The Thin Man goes home, Meet John Doe and Pocketful of Miracles and there is a HALL OF FAMER!!!!
    I can’t wait to read this book!!!

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