“A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan” AND
“Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest
And now for our next contest! I am thrilled to say that CMH will be giving away FOUR copies of A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan and FOUR copies of Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress by author Carl Rollyson via TWITTER this month, courtesy of University Press of Mississippi. We’ll also be giving away ONE MORE copy of EACH 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 tomorrow (Tuesday)…
And, now for the Twitter contest details…
In order to qualify to win a copy of one of these books via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, November 28 at 10PM 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, November 7: Two Winners (one Brennan winner + one Marilyn winner)
- Saturday, November 14: Two Winners (one Brennan winner + one Marilyn winner)
- Saturday, November 21: Two Winners (one Brennan winner + one Marilyn winner)
- Saturday, November 28: Two Winners (one Brennan winner + one Marilyn winner)
We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST (for example, we will announce the first two winners on Sunday November 8 at 10PM 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 more books there as well (one Walter Brennan book and one Marilyn Monroe book)!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, November 28 at 10PM 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
What is one of your favorite movies starring either Walter Brennan or Marilyn Monroe?
(NOTE: upon successfully completing the 2-part entry task above, you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win either one of the books (Brennan or Monroe); if for any reason you only are interested in winning one of the two titles, please specify that preference in your comment, for example: I am only interested in winning the Brennan book so please do not include me in the Monroe drawing.)
About the Books:
A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan: Walter Brennan (1894-1974) was one of the greatest character actors in Hollywood history. He won three Academy Awards and became a national icon starring as Grandpa in The Real McCoys. He appeared in over two hundred motion pictures and became the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting, which celebrated the actor’s unique role as the voice of the American Western. His life journey from Swampscott, Massachusetts, to Hollywood, to a twelve thousand-acre cattle ranch in Joseph, Oregon, is one of the great American stories. In the first biography of this epic figure, Carl Rollyson reveals Brennan’s consummate mastery of virtually every kind of role while playing against and often stealing scenes from such stars as Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne. Rollyson fully explores Brennan’s work with Hollywood’s greatest directors, such as Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Fritz Lang. As a father and grandfather, Brennan instilled generations of his family with an outlook on the American Dream that remains a sustaining feature of their lives today. His conservative politics, which grew out of his New England upbringing and his devout Catholicism, receive meticulous attention and a balanced assessment in A Real American Character. Written with the full cooperation of the Brennan family and drawing on material in archives from every region of the United States, this new biography presents an artist and family man who lived and breathed an American idealism that made him the Real McCoy.
Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated: In American popular culture, Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962) has evolved in stature from movie superstar to American icon. Monroe’s own understanding of her place in the American imagination and her effort to perfect her talent as an actress are explored with great sensitivity in Carl Rollyson’s engaging narrative. He shows how movies became crucial events in the shaping of Monroe’s identity. He regards her enduring gifts as a creative artist, discussing how her smaller roles in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve established the context for her career, while in-depth chapters on her more important roles in Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, andThe Misfits provide the centerpiece of his examination of her life and career. Through extensive interviews with many of Monroe’s colleagues, close friends, and other biographers, and a careful rethinking of the literature written about her, Rollyson is able to describe her use of Method acting and her studies with Michael Chekhov and Lee Strasberg, head of the Actors’ Studio in New York. The author also analyzes several of Monroe’s own drawings, diary notes, and letters that have recently become available. With over thirty black and white photographs (some published for the first time), a new foreword, and a new afterword, this volume brings Rollyson’s 1986 book up to date. From this comprehensive, yet critically measured wealth of material, Rollyson offers a distinctive and insightful portrait of Marilyn Monroe, highlighted by new perspectives that depict the central importance of acting to the authentic aspects of her being.
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).
And if you can’t wait to win the books, you can purchase the on amazon via the below link (click on images below):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub