“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway Facebook/Blog Contest (July)

“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway!
Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Giveaway contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the book, courtesy of Dean Street Press. And, remember, we’re also giving away TEN MORE copies via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 30 at 9PM EST. We 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 July 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! (Click here for twitter contest details as well as more information about the book.)

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

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

What do you love most about George Sanders? 

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 classicmoviehub@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.


About the Book: What might we dare to expect from an actor’s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of A Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colorful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood’s golden age. But the greatest joy of his memoirs is how funny they are, and how penetrating their author’s wit. Endlessly quotable, every chapter shows that the sardonic charm and intelligence he lent to the silver screen were not merely implied.

George’s early childhood was spent in Tsarist Russia, before he was obliged to flee with his family to England on the eve of the Russian Revolution. He survived two English boarding schools before seeking adventure in Chile and Argentina where he sold cigarettes and kept a pet ostrich in his apartment. We can only be grateful that George was eventually asked to leave South America following a duel of honor (very nearly to the death), and was forced to take up acting for a living instead.

Memoirs of A Professional Cad has much to say about Hollywood and the stars George Sanders worked with and befriended, not to mention the irrepressible Zsa Zsa Gabor who became his wife. But at heart it is less a conventional autobiography, and more a Machiavellian guide to life, and the art of living, from a man who knew a thing or two on the subject. So we are invited to share George’s thought-provoking views on women, friendship, the pros and cons of therapy, aging, possessions, and the necessity of contrasts (Sanders’ maxim: ‘the more extreme the contrast, the fuller the life’).

Previously out of print for many decades, Memoirs of A Professional Cad stands today as one of the classic Hollywood memoirs, from one of its most original, enduring and inimitable stars.


Click here for the full contest rules.  

Please note that only Continental United States and Canadian entries are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win in eligible territories (as noted above).

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via this link (or click on image):


Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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29 Responses to “George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway Facebook/Blog Contest (July)

  1. Carl says:

    I think it’s his dry wit that I find most attractive about George. Just the title of the book and the droll take on his birth announcement have set me up perfectly for an autobiography that’s a lot of fun to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      It was a fun read for me… Thanks for entering Carl — and for all of your support. Good Luck!

  2. Dorothy Winnett says:

    George Sanders has to be one of the most fascinating and complex Actors of the Golden Era of movies.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks so much for entering Dorothy — and for all of your support. Much appreciated! Good Luck 🙂

  3. Joan O'Malley says:

    He’s such a lovable cad. Smart, witty then goes in for the kill!

  4. Jeanelle Kleveland says:

    George Sanders plays very sophisticated and intelligent parts. When I think of George Sanders, I think of Rebecca and All About Eve. He is a cad in both parts but he is also charming. He is also a very handsome cad–probably why he’s able to be such a cad and get away with it. Think of how he took control of Eve in All about Eve. She deserved it.

  5. Francie Ryl says:

    George Sanders was a witty, wry perfectly suave gentleman. Even his bad guys were delightfully wicked. He was an excellent actor, always a joy to watch on the screen.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, I so agree! and I think quite under-rated at times… Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  6. Shelia says:

    HA! As far as I know, I DON’T KNOW George Sanders, but I do consider myself somewhat of a cad and of course would love to read the book. Non-fiction and biography are some of my favorites. I didn’t know Claire Booth Luce either, except by the name, and it was a fascinating Second Volume 752 pages. Now trying to get my hands on Volume One.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      You may recognize him when you see him… quite an excellent actor… Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  7. Jean Powers says:

    Sanders was an actor who was typecast as bright, sophisticated “cad”, master of smarm. An excellent example would be his pivotal role in “All About Eve” (1950) as the not so subtly named critic Addison De Witt ( a witty adder?) who could see thru the con job of Eve & prove it, as opposed to Birdie who merely felt it.
    I’d like the book to read if this character was similar to his off screen presence & if so which came first- the typecasting or the innate personality.
    His marriage to Gabor is also interesting as she’s known for her rapier wit, too. “We were both in love with him. I fell out of love with him, but he didn’t”. Was she writing about Sanders?

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Definitely an interesting pair, Sanders and Gabor 🙂 Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  8. I enjoy his upper-class English accent and bass voice. What a villain!

  9. Julia says:

    I love that George Sanders always keeps us on our toes. Though he mostly played wickedly charming cads, he could turn around and play a hero or romantic lead or sing in a musical–and do it well. Plus, there’s his magnificent voice, which could make even the phone book sound suggestive.

  10. I’d have to go with the devilish feline purr of his voice.

  11. Kim Moss says:

    So many things to love about George Sanders! His wit, charm, acting talent, that sly,deliciously wicked smile. But, that voice! Oh, his voice melts me into a puddle of goo.
    He was so musically talented in addition to his acting talent.
    I have been wanting to read this book for the longest time!
    I have in my library, the book by Brian Aherne – A Dreadful Man: Story of Hollywood’s Most Original Cad.
    I loved the reading the letters he wrote to Mr. Aherne .
    Memoirs of a Professional Cad would make an excellent addition to my personal library. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, he was musically talented as well! I don’t think that many people know that! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  12. Paula says:

    It’s a toss up between his voice, his essential Britishness, how well he wore a tuxedo, and the fact that he was married to not one, but two of the Gabor sisters (ZsaZsa and Magda). When they ask which celebs I would invite to dinner, living or dead, he’s always on my list.

  13. His voice was what initially made me take note of Sanders. I have a real soft spot for a good voice. He’s such an amazing actor with a wonderful wit, and you can tell from his memoir that he was very self-aware, which is a great, rare thing when it comes to celebrities. I read his memoir when I did a paper on him in high school and it became one of my favorite autobiographies.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks for posting. I also thoroughly enjoyed his Memoirs…

      Thanks for entering, and Good Luck 🙂

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