“You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman” Book Giveaway (via Facebook and Blog, May)

“You Fascinate Me So” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for our Facebook and Blog Contest

“Witchcraft,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Big Spender,” “Hey, Look Me Over,” “The Best is Yet to Come”…

Okay, now it’s time for our Facebook/Blog Cy Coleman book giveaway… In celebration of Cy’s birthday next month on June 14, CMH is giving away TWO copies of  You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman by Andy Propst — via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Applause Books!

You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman, book

In order to qualify to win a copy of You Fascinate Me So via this Facebook and Blog contest, you must complete the following task by Saturday, June 6 at 7PM EST. We will pick TWO WINNERS via a random drawing and announce them here and on Facebook on Sunday, June 7.

ALSO: If you’re on Twitter and want more chances to win, visit us at @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away FOUR MORE books there as well! 

cy coleman at the piano


ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, June 6 at 7PM EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post


Who is one of your favorite ‘pop standards’ singer and why? 


Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) AND Canadian residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States or Canada (as noted above).


About the book:  He penned songs such as Witchcraft and The Best Is Yet to Come (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity, I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century, and The Will Rogers Follies yet his life has gone entirely unexplored until now. You Fascinate Me So takes readers into the world and work of Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winning composer/performer Cy Coleman, exploring his days as a child prodigy in the 1930s, his time as a hot jazz pianist and early television celebrity in the 1950s, and his life as one of Broadways preeminent composers. This first-time biography of Coleman has been written with the full cooperation of his estate, and it is filled with previously unknown details about his body of work. Additionally, interviews with colleagues and friends, including Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Ken Howard, Michele Lee, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, and Tommy Tune, provide insight into Colemans personality and career.

You can follow Applause Books on twitter at @ApplauseBooks.

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can buy it here (click image):


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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8 Responses to “You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman” Book Giveaway (via Facebook and Blog, May)

  1. Carl says:

    There are lots of great interpreters of these classics songs My favorites tend to be people who do it a little differently and give the song a new feel, like Ella Fitzgerald, K.D. Lang, and, believe it or not, Elvis Costello. Thanks for another chance to win this great book.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Ella is my all-time fav!!! Really like Costello too, but can’t recall what Cy song he did??? and how the heck I missed it! 🙂

  2. Joan O'Malley says:

    My favs are Barbra Streisand for her amazing vocals and Michel Buble’ for his ability to evoke the past but with a current twist.

  3. Luis De Lacerda says:

    One of my favorite pop standards of all times is Nat ‘King’ Cole. I love the way he sings and his piano playing. The other one is the amazing Dinah Washington,

  4. Steve Shapiro says:

    Mel Torme because of his amazing velvety tone alongside his impeccable phrasing.

  5. What comes to mind is Kristin Chenoweth whose “My Funny Valentine” is lovely on her album Let Yourself Go. She sings a variety of styles but is always so precise in her diction and singing. Other songs on that album are standards like “Hanging Around with You.” Very fun.

  6. Annmarie Gatti says:

    This is a manual entry for Nathan who couldn’t post:

    “For me it’s Frank Sinatra. Besides being a great interpreter of songs, he put out some fantastic concept albums, starting in the 50s.”

  7. Annmarie Gatti says:

    Congratulations to our two winners — Joan and Luis!

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