Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
A Very Special Autographed Book Giveaway!
I am so pleased to announce a very special giveaway this month! Plus a Blogathon and an Exclusive Interview too! But more about those later…
CMH will be giving away TEN AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Fay and Robert’s daughter, Victoria Riskin, courtesy of Pantheon Books. We’ll also be giving away TWO MORE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES via a Facebook/Blog version of the contest too (feel free to enter both contests!).
Before we start the contest, I just want to say that I found this memoir to be absolutely fascinating… a dual biography, lovingly and honestly written. Not only does author/daughter Victoria Riskin expertly weave together the story of her parent’s lives — both separately and together — she also provides the backstories, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and overall historical context that adds insight for us fans, and makes for a rich and entertaining reading experience.
That all said, please feel free to enter both contests (this one and our Facebook/Blog version) — and please check back on this blog for our Fay Wray and Riskin Blogathon on March 2nd and 3rd, co-hosted by Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen. The Blogathon will feature blog posts about Wray and Riskin, by veteran and emerging classic movie bloggers – and it’s sure to be a treat
AND, last but certainly not least, I had the honor of interviewing Victoria Riskin about her book — you can watch the video here.
A 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.
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, March 30 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick winners 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.
- Mar 2: Two Winners
- Mar 9: Two Winners
- Mar 16: Two Winners
- Mar 23: Two Winners
- Mar 30: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Mar 3 at 9PM 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 TWO MORE copies via Facebook/Blog as well!
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, March 30 at 9PM 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
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @PantheonBooks author @VRiskin & @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/aAD730nOLhL
What are some of your favorite Fay Wray and/or Robert Riskin movies and why?
*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…
Fay proposed, Bob accepted, and they married on August 23, 1942. (photo courtesy of Victoria Riskin)
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).
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