“Natalie Wood: A Life”
“Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant” &
“Nazimova: A Biography”
Three Books for Two Lucky Winners!
CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be celebrating the Holidays with a three-book giveaway about iconic actresses!
That said, we’ll be giving away THREE books to TWO lucky winners— Natalie Wood: A Life by Gavin Lambert, Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant by Victoria Amador, and Nazimova: A Biography by Gavin Lambert. And, yes, each winner will win all three books!
In order to qualify to win this Prize Package via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, January 1 at 6PM EST.
We will announce our two lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, January 2, around 9PM EST. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details.
So, to recap, there will be TWO WINNERS, chosen by random, and each winner will win all THREE of these books:
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 6PM EST
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 “Natalie Wood: A Life,” “Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant” & “Alla Nazimova: A Biograpny” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – Two lucky winners will win all three books #EnterToWin here: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/natalie-wood-olivia-de-havilland-and-alla-nazimova-happy-holiday-three-book-giveaway-happy-holidays/
What are some of your favorite movies by these actresses? And, if you’re not familiar with their work, why do you want to win these books?
*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.
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About the Books:
Natalie Wood: A Life: America watched Natalie Wood grow up on the silver screen. You can still see her childhood in Miracle on 34th Street and her adolescence in Rebel Without a Cause. Her coming of age? Still playing in Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story and countless other timeless movies. From the moment Natalie Wood made her cinematic debut in 1946 in Tomorrow Is Forever to her shocking, untimely death in 1981, the decades of her life are punctuated by movies that even today, reside in the hearts and imagination of the American people. Acclaimed novelist, biographer, critic, and screenwriter Gavin Lambert, whose twenty-year friendship with Natalie Wood began when she starred in the movie adaptation of his novel Inside Daisy Clover, recounts her extraordinary story. He relays to us details about her personal life, from her love affairs to her suicide attempt at twenty-six, the birth of her children to her friendships, her struggles as an actress to her tragic and mysterious death at the age of forty-three. For the first time, everyone who was close to Natalie Wood speaks freely―including her husbands, Robert Wagner and Richard Gregson, famously private people like Warren Beatty, intimate friends such as playwright Mart Crowley, directors Robert Mulligan and Paul Mazursky, and Leslie Caron, each of whom told the author stories about this remarkable woman who was so full of life but always on the brink of despair.
Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant: Legendary actress and two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland (1916–2020) is best known for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). She often inhabited characters who were delicate, elegant, and refined. At the same time, she was a survivor with a fierce desire to direct her own destiny on and off the screen. She won a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over a contract dispute that changed the studio contract system forever, and is also noted for her long feud with her sister, actress Joan Fontaine. Victoria Amador utilizes extensive interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with de Havilland to present an in-depth look at the life and career of this celebrated actress, from her theatrical ambitions at a young age to becoming one of the most well-known starlets in Tinseltown. Readers are given an inside look at her love affairs with iconic cinema figures such as James Stewart and John Huston, as well as her onscreen partnership with Errol Flynn. Amador also details how de Havilland became the first woman to serve as the president of the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, and showcases how, even in her later years, she remained active but selective in film and television until 1988. A new chapter covers de Havilland’s death at the age of 104 in July 2020.Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant is a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest legends―a lady who evolved from a gentle heroine to a strong-willed, respected, and admired artist.
Nazimova: A Biography: A forgotten legend, Alla Nazimova (1879–1945) was an electrifying Russian-born actress who brought Stanislavsky and Chekhov to American theater, who was applauded, praised, adored―an icon of the stage and screen for forty years, before fading into the shadows of time. Gavin Lambert unearthed Nazimova’s unpublished memoirs, letters, and notes, writing an evocative account of her extraordinary life. Nazimova began her career on the stage. Her shockingly natural approach to acting transformed the theater of her day―she thrilled Laurette Taylor, and the first time Tennessee Williams saw her he knew he wanted to be a playwright (“She was so shatteringly powerful that I couldn’t stay in my seat”). She later ventured into film, signing a contract with Metro Pictures before it was MGM and becoming the highest-paid actress in silent pictures, ultimately writing, directing, and producing her own movies and forming her own film company. She was the only actress, other than Mae West, to become a movie star at forty, and was the first to cultivate the image of the foreign sophisticate.
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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub