“That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical”
Calling all musical fans! It’s time for our next contest! This time, I am thrilled to say that CMH will be giving away EIGHT copies of “That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” by author Bernard F. Dick, courtesy of University Press of Mississippi.
In order to qualify to win a copy, you must complete the following task by Saturday, Sept 1 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chances you have of winning, because we will pick winners on four 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.
- Saturday, Aug 11: Two Winners
- Saturday, Aug 18: Two Winners
- Saturday, Aug 25: Two Winners
- Saturday, Sept 1: Two Winners
We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter and/or this blog, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST (for example, we will announce the first two winners on Sunday August 12 at 9PM EST on Twitter or this blog depending on method of entry).
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Sept 1 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 “That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @upmiss & @ClassicMovieHub contest link here: http://ow.ly/ARyF30lhcMW
What is one of your favorite musicals and why? (doesn’t necessarily have to be an MGM title)
*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.
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: That Was Entertainment uniquely reconstructs the life of Arthur Freed, whose unit at MGM became the gold standard against which the musicals of other studios were measured. Without Freed, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Cyd Charisse, Arlene Dahl, Vera-Ellen, Lucille Bremer, Gloria DeHaven, Howard Keel, and June Allyson would never have had the signature films that established them as movie legends. MGM’s past is its present. No other studio produced such a range of musicals that are still shown today on television and all of which are covered in this volume, from integrated musicals in which song and dance were seamlessly embedded in the plot (Meet Me in St. Louis and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) to revues (The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and Ziegfeld Follies); original musicals (Singin’ in the Rain, Easter Parade, and It’s Always Fair Weather); adaptations of Broadway shows (Girl Crazy, On the Town, Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, Brigadoon, Kismet, and Bells Are Ringing); musical versions of novels and plays (Gigi, The Pirate, and Summer Holiday); operettas (the films of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy); mythico-historical biographies of composers (Johann Strauss Jr. in The Great Waltz and Sigmund Romberg in Deep in My Heart); and musicals featuring songwriting teams (Rodgers and Hart in Words and Music and Kalmar and Ruby in Three Little Words), opera stars (Enrico Caruso in The Great Caruso and Marjorie Lawrence in Interrupted Melody), and pop singers (Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me). Also covered is the water ballet musical–in a class by itself–with Esther Williams starring as MGM’s resident mermaid. This is a book for longtime lovers of the movie musical and those discovering the genre for the first time.
Please note that Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canadian entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States or Canada (as noted above).
See complete contest rules here.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon via the below link (click on image below):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub