Category Archives: Books

Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend – Book Giveaway (May)

“Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and theMarketing of a Hollywood Legend”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be … Continue reading

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“Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life” & “Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography” Book Giveaway (April)

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life andJoan Crawford: The Essential BiographyTwo Biographies for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be … Continue reading

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“Growing Up Hollywood” Book Giveaway: Victoria Riskin, William Wellman Jr. and Alan Rode

“Growing Up Hollywood” Book GiveawayA Prize Package to Kick Off our Screen Classics Discussion Series CMH is happy to announce the very first of our year-long monthly book giveaways as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! Our … Continue reading

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Announcing our Long-Term Partnership with University Press of Kentucky for Exclusive Screen Classics Interviews and Book Giveaways

CMH partners with University Press of Kentucky for 2021!With Exclusive Screen Classics Discussion Video Seriesand Lots of Classic Movie Book Giveaways Classic Movie Hub is thrilled to announce our partnership with University Press of Kentucky to bring you exclusive classic … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Chat with Victoria Riskin

Classic Movie Chat with Victoria Riskin(Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin) I’m so excited to share our Facebook Live Chat with Victoria Riskin from a few weeks ago (now posted on YouTube as well). Aurora from Once Upon a … Continue reading

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“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story” Book Giveaway (Feb)

“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “How Sweet It Is adds new luster, dimension anddepth to an American original”– Paul Newman It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH … Continue reading

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Play It Again, Max: Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) By mid-1941, Max Steiner had already scored over thirty films at Warner Bros. since becoming that studio’s highest paid staff composer in 1937. Many of his … Continue reading

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“Made in Hollywood” Book Giveaway (Jan)

“Made in Hollywood”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Only Jim Bacon could top himself with Made in Hollywood.I thought Hollywood is a Four Letter Town was hilarious until I read this”–Bob Hope It’s time for our next … Continue reading

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Working Night & Day: Max Steiner, Fred Astaire, and the RKO Movie Musical (Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Max Steiner, Fred Astaire, and the RKO Movie Musical(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) In 1933 — the same year he recorded his landmark score for King Kong —Max Steiner achieved another ambition he’d sought since becoming RKO’s musical director: … Continue reading

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“Where Is the Music Coming From?”: Max Steiner and The Birth of Modern Movie Music (Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Max Steiner and The Birth of Modern Movie MusicExclusive Guest Post by Author Steven C. Smith An international crisis triggers record unemployment. Hollywood executives panic, as movie theaters shut their doors. And one studio faces likely closure, putting all its … Continue reading

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