Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (January)

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story
We have Five Books to Give Away via Twitter or this Blog

The legacy of stuntwomen in the film industry is finally getting a comprehensive telling” — Los Angeles Magazine

And now for our first giveaway contest in 2019! And we’re very excited about this one! That said, CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story by Mollie Gregory, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from now through Feb 2. (plus ONE more copy via Facebook and this Blog — stay tuned for more info).

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.


In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Feb 2 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner 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.

  • Jan 5: One Winner
  • Jan 12: One Winner
  • Jan 19: One Winner
  • Jan 26: One Winner
  • Feb 2: One Winner

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Jan 6 at 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…

If you’re also on Facebook, please feel free to visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional giveaways (or check back on this Blog in a few days) — because we’ll be giving away ONE MORE cop via Facebook/Blog as well!


And now on to the contest!

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Feb 2 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*:
Just entered to win the “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link:

Why do you want to win this book?

*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.

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:  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.


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:


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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30 Responses to Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (January)

  1. Pete Chun says:

    Stunt work is vital to the story telling of a movie. I find the stunt work by both men and especially women extremely interesting. My Dad was an extra in movies and in TV. Although he was not a stuntman, he actually did a stunt scene in the 1955 John Wayne movie “Blood Alley”. He gets tossed by Mike Mazurki as “Big Han” in one of the final scenes.

  2. Robert Stein says:

    I’d like to read this book so as to learn about the dangers and experiences of women who did stunts in the movies and how it was working with directors, as well as how they were treated by the female stars they did stunts for.

  3. Kim Smith says:

    I want to win this book because somewhat recently, a friend of mine posted a picture of Jeannie Epper, & wrote that if you don’t know this woman, you should. Not knowing who she is, I looked her up online. She’s amazing, one of the most-well-known & sought-after stuntwomen in Hollywood. She has had an incredible career, and was most-famous for being Lynda Carter’s stunt-double when they filmed “Wonder Woman” that I grew up watching. I think what stuntpeople do is admirable, but I am in complete awe of the women who do stunts. I would love to read about all of the women who have been, & still are, in that daring career. I do not have a Twitter account, but am posting here to enter, but cannot tweet the message.

  4. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I love stories about people who follow unusual paths through life. I sometimes think of this as “People unrepentedly being themselves”. Stuntwomen seem to me to be prime examples of people not doing what they’d be expected to do.

  5. Kevin Brownlow recommended the book, and that’s good enough for me. I’m always interested in the behind-the-scenes stories about motion pictures.

  6. Lesley says:

    Why do I want to win this book? Who the heck wouldn’t want to win it—it’s about unsung heroes of the movies, daredevil dames working in tough conditions. I’m particularly interested in the early stunt women of film. That era, when women were in every aspect of film production, totally fascinates me. What a fabulous topic for a book!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Lesley, I see you retweeted the contest tweet, but in order to officially enter to win, you need to tweet the message that’s on the blog. Thanks 🙂

  7. Allegra Garcia says:

    I want this book because it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices the early trailblazers made in such a male dominated industry. Stunts still isn’t acknowledged as a category in the academy awards. So much hard work and skill goes into a stunt being choreographed. It’s more than just falling down a set of stairs. Stunts has come a long way from the early days of being hired more as an extra for who’s willing to throw themselves off a roof to earn a few bucks.

  8. I’m fascinated by all aspects of the movie business. Reading about the history of stunt women in film would add to my knowledge base.

  9. Brittaney Borman says:

    This book sounds so interesting. I’ve been trying to read more about the experiences of those “behind: the camera who don’t get the attention they deserve. This book really fits the bill for that.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  10. Christine Nelson-Rivers says:

    I’m interested in all film history, but particularly the often overlooked history of women in the early days of film.

    This book seems well-timed in the era of #MeToo, the enthusiasm of so many young girls for role-models like Jessie Graff, and the recent passing of Kitty O’Neil.

    As a child of the 1960s I followed O’Neil’s career closely during my teenage years.

    Win or lose, I look forward to an interesting read.

  11. erin sullivan says:

    Why do I want to win this book?
    It’s looks like it could be very interesting to read & to learn about Hollywood back in those days. I would be very interested to learn that. Why not??
    Thanks for this chance to enter.

  12. Billy Slobin says:

    Happy New Year Annmarie!
    I would be thrilled to win this book!
    It is a topic of which I know very little but an era that I love so dearly!!
    It must have been so much more difficult and dangerous back then to be a stunt actress or actor.
    I’m sure the rules were super lax.
    Anyway…I could go on all day .
    I hope I win and have a great 2019!

  13. Mark PAGAN says:

    Another un- or under- told story being told; always interesting.

  14. Sonia says:

    I’m attracted to all kind of Hollywood stories. I love to read the biographies of actors and directors that I can get. I have a great curiosity to know how the films are made, the behind the scenes, how is the life of those who make them; I think that finding out about those details makes me appreciate a film much more when I see it.

    • Sonia says:

      …and now I noticed that I’m not living in the US continental states, so don´t mind me please. Have a huge hug from Argentina! 🙂

      • Annmarie Gatti says:

        Oh I’m so sorry, but thank you so much for commenting anyway. I really do appreciate it! Hopefully one day soon I’ll be able to run an international contest. Thanks again and have a great day 🙂

  15. Craig Buehler says:

    An area of film history I know very little about – would love to learn more

  16. Jack says:

    As a high school Film teacher, I teach all aspects of film, including history. This book is about a subject I know little about. I’d love to learn this history and relay it to my students.

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  18. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I’d love to win this book to learn more about the dangers and thrills that were displayed by these brave and daring women!

  19. Hunter Bush says:

    Stunt people have always fascinated me, since I was a kid. They’re largely unknown / unrecognized but absolutely integral to film as an art form. Yet, I can only think of a handful of stunt performers by name and none of those are women. I’d like to change that.

  20. OMG I want this book because I teach a course in Women Film Pioneers and what an awesome supplemental textbook this could make. Also, academic books are expensive, and I love U KY Press, with whom I just signed a contract for my own book on gender and sexuality in the films of George Cukor, to be published in 2020 — and I hope they give you copies to give away!

  21. I’d love to win this book because I’m fascinated by the many roles women have played throughout the history of movies, particularly ones that have long gone unreported. Stunt performers have never received the recognition they’ve deserved, women stunt performers even more so. This book is long overdue, and I can’t wait to read it.

  22. Jan Ostrom says:

    Oh my gosh, I can’t imagine a more fun book to read. Catching up with all the women in film, all the way back to the early days, the directors the actresses that’s coming out now, but stuntwomen? Wow what a rare treat that would be to read about them. I sure hope I win this book. Thank you very much. Jan Ostrom

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