“The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper
and the Making of a Classic”
We have TEN Copies to Give Away!
“The riveting story behind the making of The Pride of the Yankees is finally being told in Richard Sandomir’s meticulously researched and gracefully written book.” -Gay Talese
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved movie classic, CMH is thrilled to be giving away TEN COPIES of the new book, The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic by award-winning New York Times reporter Richard Sandomir, courtesy of Hachette Books. And for those of you who can’t wait the win the book, it will be in stores tomorrow June 13th!
Using original scripts, letters, memos and other rare documents, Richard Sandomir tells the behind-the-scenes story of how this classic was born — for the first time ever!
That said, let the contest begin!
In order to qualify to win one of these books via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, July 15 at 8PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners 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.
- June 17: Two Winners
- June 24: Two Winners
- July 1: Two Winners
- July 8: Two Winners
- July 15: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub and/or right here on this Blog in the comment section below (depending on how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner at 8PM EST on Sunday June 18.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, July 15 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 (if you don’t have twitter, see below):
Just entered to win “The Pride of the Yankees” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub @HachetteBooks and author @richsandomir
What do you love most about the movie, The Pride of the Yankees? And, if you haven’t seen the film, 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 clas…@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.
*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.
Please note that only United States (including Hawaii and Alaska!) and Canada entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the areas noted above.
About the book: Filled with larger-than-life characters, The Pride of the Yankees shares insights about the lives and careers of Gary Cooper, one of Hollywood’s greatest leading men, and Teresa Wright, who played Eleanor and was rocketing to stardom with three Academy Award nominations in her first three movies. It reveals how the story and its characters evolved from its first outline to its final script; describes how Cooper, more a cowboy then a first baseman, learned to play baseball; shows Eleanor’s concerns about Babe Ruth’s involvement in the film and brings a new understanding to the writing of both versions of the “luckiest man” speech: the one that Gehrig delivered and the one that Copper gave to Goldwyn’s cameras.
If you don’t want to wait to win, you can purchase the book by clicking here
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub