“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway!
Entry Task for Twitter Contest
“At number 6 Petroffski Ostroff, to Margaret and Henry Sanders, a son of dazzling beauty and infinite charm was being born. It was I.” – George Sanders in Memoirs of a Professional Cad
I am happy to say that it’s time for our next giveaway! CMH will be giving away TEN COPIES of the George Sanders’ autobiography “Memoirs of a Professional Cad” via TWITTER, courtesy of Dean Street Press, now through July 30. (plus TWO more copies via Facebook and this Blog, details to follow on Wednesday).
Before we start the contest, I just want to say that Sanders’ memoirs are well-written and witty, interesting and entertaining – his prose being what we would expect given his sophisticated (and, yes, caddish) onscreen persona. He touches on his early childhood in Tsarist Russia, his school years in England, his jobs (and adventures) in South America, and his return to England where he found his way into acting (and singing). He talks about his film career and his marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor, and offers insight into his own character and qualities, as well as the ‘ways’ of Hollywood, through a mix of anecdotes and observations. And, now, on to the contest…
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 30 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two 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.
- July 2: Two Winners
- July 9: Two Winners
- July 16: Two Winners
- July 23: Two Winners
- July 30: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner(s) on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday July 3 at 9PM EST on Twitter.
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!
The truth of the matter is that while Hollywood admires people who win Oscars, it employs people who make money, and to be able to do one does not necessarily mean you can do the other. -George Sanders
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by July 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
What is one of your favorite George Sanders movies and why?
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message in its entirety*:
Just entered to win “George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @DeanStPress and @ClassicMovieHub
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
*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.
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.
Please note that only Continental United States and Canadian entries 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 it on amazon via this link (or click on image):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub