Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story
Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story 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, Feb 2 at 9PM 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 Feb 3).

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.)

stuntwomen the untold hollywood storyFeaturing 65 interviews, Stuntwomen showcases the absorbing stories and uncommon courage of women who make their living planning and performing action-packed sequences that keep viewers’ hearts racing.

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ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, Feb 2 at 9PM EST —

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

THE QUESTION:
What is it that intrigues you about the the history of classic movies?

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.

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: They’ve traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars. They add suspense and drama to the story, portraying the swimmer stalked by the menacing shark, the heroine dangling twenty feet below a soaring hot air balloon, or the woman leaping nine feet over a wall to escape a dog attack. Only an expert can make such feats of daring look easy, and stuntwomen with the skills to perform―and survive―great moments of action in movies have been hitting their mark in Hollywood since the beginning of film. Here, Mollie Gregory presents the first history of stuntwomen in the film industry from the silent era to the twenty-first century. In the early years of motion pictures, women were highly involved in all aspects of film production, but they were marginalized as movies became popular, and more important, profitable. Capable stuntwomen were replaced by men in wigs, and very few worked between the 1930s and 1960s. As late as the 1990s, men wore wigs and women’s clothes to double as actresses, and were even “painted down” for some performances, while men and women of color were regularly denied stunt work. For decades, stuntwomen have faced institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and sexual harassment even as they jumped from speeding trains and raced horse-drawn carriages away from burning buildings. Featuring sixty-five interviews, Stuntwomen showcases the absorbing stories and uncommon courage of women who make their living planning and performing action-packed sequences that keep viewers’ hearts racing.

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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 the on amazon by clicking here:

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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8 Responses to Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

  1. Amy Condit says:

    What intrigues me about the history of classic movies is all the work behind the scenes to make the viewer forget that you’re watching a film in order for one to become fully immersed in the story. I’m especially interested in the early stunt work that clearly had to be done by risk-taking athletic, brave professionals as there was no CGI! It’s always great to show the films of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd to kids of today, and explain that real people had to do the stunts back then.

    It seems that nowadays there is a greater audience of people interested, and open to, the stories of women involved in the early days of film. I appreciate that there are more books and documentaries released that cover the socio-cultural issues that impacted women in film.

    This book seems especially interesting to me as I would love to learn more about how women became involved in stunt work in the silent days, and hear some first-person stories of what working conditions were like. These women were true daredevils and I’m sure they risked their lives to depict daring rescues and further the plot along.

    Thanks for exposing all of us to this book, and for offering this contest!

  2. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I find Classic Film history fascinating to see how much effort and detail had to go into each scene with limited resources compared to todays films.

  3. Stuart Cook says:

    The intrigue of classic movies is the era in which they were made, and how they were made. Everything was shot by the camera lens as is, with no computer technology necessary.

  4. Feliz Prepeña says:

    Being fascinated with films for a very long time, what captured my interest about classic films is that their plots and storyline is much more realistic and creative. Classic films sparked my passion about films and I want to learn more about the history and elements of a film.

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