“The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy”
Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Book Giveaway Contest
I am happy to say that CMH will be giving away FOUR copies of The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy by Matthew Dessem, via TWITTER this month, courtesy of The Critical Press. We’ll also be giving away TWO MORE copies of the book via Facebook and this Blog this month as well, so please stay tuned for those details which will be posted here on this blog on Wednesday…
And, now for the Twitter contest details…
In order to qualify to win a copy of The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, November 28 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chances you have of winning, because we will pick a winner 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, November 7: One Winner
- Saturday, November 14: One Winner
- Saturday, November 21: One Winner
- Saturday, November 28: One Winner
We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday November 8 at 8PM EST on Twitter). If you’re also on Facebook and want more chances to win, visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional book giveaways — because, as I mentioned above, we’ll be giving away TWO books there as well!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, November 28 at 8PM 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 Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy” courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @criticalpress #BookGiveaway
Who is one of your favorite early-film comedy stars and why?
About the Book: Though today he is barely remembered, Clyde Bruckman was a key figure in early film comedy, collaborating with icons like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, W.C. Fields, Laurel & Hardy, and the Three Stooges. Working while screenwriting was still in its infancy, Bruckman helped shape many influential shorts and films, developed the gags that made them legendary, and eventually became a director himself. But Bruckman’s own life was filled with tragedy and disappointment, from alcoholism to accusations of plagiarism, and over time his story has been relegated to little more than a footnote. Matthew Dessem’s The Gag Man is the first book-length biography of this fascinating but elusive figure. Drawing on archives, court documents, and of course the films themselves, Dessem brings Bruckman’s story to life and shines a light on an important corner of Hollywood history.
Please note that Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States or Canada (as noted above).
For more info, follow @criticalpress on twitter.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub