“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy”
We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July!
It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, I am delighted to say that this time, we’ll be celebrating the women of silent comedy (and yes, it’s about time!). That said, we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES of “Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” by early American film scholar and historian, Steve Massa, courtesy of Bear Manor Books.
Before we start the giveaway, I just want to say that “Slapstick Divas” is a 600+ page treasure trove of information! Not only does it provide a chronological study of the pioneering women of the silents, it also includes over 450 mini-biographies, and over 440 wonderful pictures (most of which I’ve never seen before). It was such a pleasure to learn about these fascinating women, many of which have been forgotten over time — until now!
That said, let the contest begin!
In order to qualify to win one of these books 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 1: Two Winners
- July 8: Two Winners
- July 15: Two Winners
- July 22: Two Winners
- July 29: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub and/or right here on this Blog in the comment section below (depending on how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner at 9PM EST on Sunday July 2.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, 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
2) *Then TWEET (not DM) the following message (if you don’t have twitter, see below):
Just entered to win the “Slapstick Divas” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub and @BearManorMedia
Who are some of your favorite silent comediennes and why? And, if you don’t have any favorites, why would you 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.
*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.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the areas noted above.
About the book: Funny girls, those comediennes from the silent movies, knew shtick from slapstick. Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler, Bebe Daniels, Dorothy Gish, Constance Talmadge, Marion Davies, and Colleen Moore brought riotous laughter to millions around the world, yet their hilarity may seem hidden to those only familiar with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and Harold Lloyd. Discover the women of wit, from the supporting players to the stars. Author Steve Massa covers their contributions to comedy with in-depth analyses of the most hilarious heroines of humor, followed by 459 biographies of other droll divas from the famous to the forgotten. The book contains 440 rare movie scene shots, formal portraits, candid behind the scenes photos, film frame enlargements, trade magazine advertisements, lobby cards, stage photographs, artist’s renderings and caricatures, and casting guide entries.
About the Author: Steve Massa is the author of Lame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy and Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker. He has organized and curated comedy film programs for the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Pordenone Silent Film Festival.
If you don’t want to wait to win, you can purchase the book by clicking here
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub