Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog)

“Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker”
Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of  of  “Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University of Texas Press. 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, May 12, 2018We 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 May 13).

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.)

red hot mama: the life of sophie tucker


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, May 12 at 1oPM EST —

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

What do you admire most about Sophie Tucker? And, if you’re not familiar with her work, why do you want 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 and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


About the Book: The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette Midler. Tucker was a woman who defied traditional expectations and achieved success on her own terms, becoming the first female president of the American Federation of Actors and winning many other honors usually bestowed on men. Dedicated to social justice, she advocated for African Americans in the entertainment industry and cultivated friendships with leading black activists and performers. Tucker was also one of the most generous philanthropists in show business, raising over four million dollars for the religious and racial causes she held dear. Drawing from the hundreds of scrapbooks Tucker compiled, Red Hot Mama presents a compelling biography of this larger-than-life performer. Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff tells an engrossing story of how a daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants set her sights on becoming one of the most formidable women in show business and achieved her version of the American dream. More than most of her contemporaries, Tucker understood how to keep her act fresh, to change branding when audiences grew tired and, most importantly, how to connect with her fans, the press, and entertainment moguls. Both deservedly famous and unjustly forgotten today, Tucker stands out as an exemplar of the immigrant experience and a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry.


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).

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

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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7 Responses to Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog)

  1. Carl says:

    The thing I most admire about Sophie Tucker is how much influence she had on the young, outspoken women that came along in the next generation. I think her attitude has passed down through them to people today and I think that’s a great thing. Thanks for another chance to win this excellent book.

  2. Javier Valverde says:

    I’m only familiar with Sophie Tucker thru her song “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and that she was a famous jazz singer. I want to win this book because I want to become more familiar with her legacy on Broadway and radio.

  3. Jon Q. says:

    I first heard her as a kid–“Some of These Days” was on an old-time vaudeville stars LP my mom had, and I was amazed. I didn’t know how old these artists were, and I expected to see Sophie on TV! Years later, I found “In Tutankamen’s Day” on CD and “Mr. Siegel” on a 45 single, and I’m still enthralled. And I’m honored to have ancestors from the same part of the world as such a comic talent and outspoken activist!

  4. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I am not familiar with Sophie Tucker and would love to win this book to learn more about her and her influence on the future Women in the field!

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