Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (July)

“Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy”
Book Giveaway 
via Facebook and this Blog

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” 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, August 5 at 10PM 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 August 6).

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.)

Harry Landon: King of Silent Comedy


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, August 5 at 1oPM EST —

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

What is your favorite Harry Langdon film and why? And if you’re not familiar with Harry Langdon’s work, tell us why you’d like to win this book.

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.


About the Book:  Among silent film comedians, three names stand out―Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd―but Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as the fourth “king.” In films such as The Strong Man (1926) and Long Pants (1927), Langdon parlayed his pantomime talents, expressive eyes, and childlike innocence into silent-era stardom. This in-depth biography, which features behind-the-scenes accounts and personal recollections compiled by Langdon’s late wife, provides a full and thoughtful picture of this multifaceted entertainer and his meteoric rise and fall. Featuring never-before-published stories and photos from his immediate family, this biography is a fascinating and revealing look at an unsung silent film giant.…..

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 it on amazon via the below link (click on image):

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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6 Responses to Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (July)

  1. Carl says:

    Although I’m basically unfamiliar with Harry Langdon I am pretty impressed by the sheer magnitude of his work. I should definitel know more about someone who was as influential as Langdon obviously was. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, I think that a lot of us don’t know too much about Langdon, even though he is considered a pioneer in comedy. Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  2. I don’t have a favorite Langdon film. I’m trying to better know those comedians who built the foundation of movie comedy

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Well, I think this book will do the trick… it’s an interesting read… Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  3. Amy Condit says:

    I, too, am very familiar with the “three geniuses of comedy”—Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, but know very little about Harry Langdon, Lloyd Hamilton, and Raymond Griffith. This seems like a well-written book, and is endorsed by his family, so I’m sure the photos and information are valuable indeed! Would love to learn more about Mr. Langdon!

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