“You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman” Book Giveaway (via Twitter May 11 through June 6)

“You Fascinate Me So” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for our Twitter Contest

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

In celebration of composer Cy Coleman’s birthday next month on June 14, I am happy to announce that CMH will be giving away FOUR copies of  You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman by Andy Propst on Twitter this month (May 11 – June 6), 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 Twitter contest, you must complete the following task by Saturday, June 6 at 7PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance 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, May 16: One Winner
  • Saturday, May 23: One Winner
  • Saturday, May 30: One Winner
  • Saturday, June 6: One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday May 17 at 9PM 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 giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TWO books there as well!

cy coleman at the piano

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ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, June 6 at 7PM 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 “You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman” courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @ApplauseBooks #BookGiveaway

THE QUESTION:
What is your favorite Cy Coleman song, and why? 

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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).

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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):

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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7 Responses to “You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman” Book Giveaway (via Twitter May 11 through June 6)

  1. Lisa says:

    I am a big Sinatra fan so naturally”Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.” If you FORCE me to choose, have to go with “The Best Is Yet to Come”.

  2. Carl says:

    I was just looking through a song list and was impressed by the number of great standards he wrote, more than I even knew. One of My favorites is The Best is Yet to Come. I like it because the music and the phrasing create a sense of anticipation that goes so well with the message of the song. Only very clever writers are able to do that so well. Thanks very much for the chance to win a copy of this book, it looks great.

  3. “I Walk a Little Faster” is my favorite of his, but as a huge lover of Broadway theater, I could’ve picked anything from the Will Rogers Follies, Little Meat, the Life, and so many others!

  4. I should ask that the reason it is my favorite song is that it captures perfectly the feeling of someone going to meet their love and walking just a little bit faster when they get close. It’s a sublime melody, perfect lyrics and captures a universal feeling.

  5. Brittany says:

    I’m a huge musical fan, so, I would have to say “Big Spender” is my favorite of Cy Coleman’s. But, really, I am a fan of anything he composed, especially his Broadway work.

  6. My favourite Cy Coleman song is “Love Makes Such Fools of Us All” (Lyrics, Michael Stewart) from the Broadway Show “Barnum”. Written to be sung by the Jenny Lind character, it has a haunting melody that has the feel of the time period of the show and sounds familiar enough to already have a place in our memories although it is totally new.

  7. Chris Teel says:

    Big Spender, because it seemed almost like a burlesque number anytime it was performed on a variety show when I was growing up.

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