“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (February via Facebook and Blog)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford”
Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest

“My name is John Ford and I make Westerns.”

To continue our celebration of John Ford’s birthday this month (born February 1 in 1894), CMH is very happy to say that we will be giving away TWO copies of Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford by critically acclaimed author, Scott Eyman, via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of  Simon and Schuster. And, remember, we’re also giving away FOUR MORE copies via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…

In order to qualify to win a copy of the book this month via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, February 27 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.

If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at  @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away FOUR MORE books there as well! (Click here for details.)

Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford by Scott Eyman


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, Feb 27 at 9PM EST…

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

What do you love most about John Ford and/or his films? 


About the book: Through a career that spanned decades and included dozens of films—among them such American masterpieces as The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man, Stagecoach, and How Green Was My Valley—John Ford managed to leave as his legacy a body of work that few filmmakers will ever equal. Yet as bold as the stamp of his personality was on each film, he was reticent about his personal life. Basically shy, and intensely private, he was known to enjoy making up stories about himself, some of them based loosely on fact but many of them pure fabrications. Ford preferred instead to let his films speak for him. What mattered to Ford was always what was up there on the screen.  Now, in this definitive look at the life and career of one of America’s true cinematic giants, noted biographer and critic Scott Eyman, working with the full participation of the Ford estate, has managed to document and delineate both aspects of John Ford’s life—the human and the legend.

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).

See complete contest rules here.

For more info, follow @SimonBooks on twitter.

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


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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8 Responses to “Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (February via Facebook and Blog)!

  1. Carl says:

    I’m impressed by the number of movies he made that were based on books and stayed true to the author’s intentions. It must have been difficult to not tamper with the stories and faithfully produce them as films. I know that isn’t easy, not a lot of directors do it as well as Ford did.

  2. Jeanelle Kleveland says:

    I have this book so I won’t be entering this contest so that another person can enjoy it. I enjoy Scott Eyman’s books about the movie industry. Eyman knows everything about everyone.

  3. David H. says:

    I love how John Ford shot his films; the vast landscapes, the flawed but fascinating characters and the situations they put themselves in. He actually made me like the Western genre. Some of his earlier films like The Informer and The Grapes of Wrath dealt so realistically and so beautifully about the human condition.

  4. Andrew FitzSimons says:

    I love the way Ford used the American landscape to frame his pictures. Monument Valley was like one of the characters in each movie he shot there.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, love his sense of landscape and composition. Thanks for entering!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Congratulations on winning a copy of the book!!! I just emailed you. If you don’t receive the email, please let me know.


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