“Growing Up Hollywood” Book Giveaway
A 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 first book giveaway is in celebration of Growing Up Hollywood, the premiere event in our exclusive Classic Movie Hub Screen Classics Discussion Video Series with University Press of Kentucky, and co-host Aurora from Once Upon a Screen!
The event premiered earlier tonight on Facebook, and featured author Alan Rode leading a discussion with two children of Hollywood legends – Victoria Riskin and William Wellman Jr – who shared some wonderful and very personal stories about growing up in Hollywood with their very famous parents.
That said, to celebrate, we will be giving away one prize package of three classic movie biographies, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky:
- Alan Rode’s Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film
- Victoria Riskin’s Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir
- William Wellman, Jr.’s Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel
In order to qualify to win this Prize Package via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 17 at 6PM EST.
- April 17: One Winner (wins all three books)
We will announce one lucky winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after the winner is picked around 9PM EST — in other words, we will announce the winner on Sunday April 18 around 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details.
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 6PM EST —
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 the “Growing Up Hollywood” THREE-Book #Giveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – biographies from Alan Rode @alancinephile Victoria Riskin @vriskin & William Wellman Jr — #EnterToWin here: http://ow.ly/Eoro50Ei9fL
In your opinion, what would be the most exciting or coolest thing about growing up with famous parents during the Golden Age of Hollywood?
*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.
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If you missed the premiere event, you can catch it here on YouTube:
About the Books:
Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film: In the first biography of this colorful, instinctual artist, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry’s most complex figures. He explores the director’s little-known early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz earned a reputation for explosive tantrums, his difficulty with English, and disregard for the well-being of others. However, few directors elicited more memorable portrayals from their casts, and ten different actors delivered Oscar-nominated performances under his direction.
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir: A love story, memoir, and dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, Fay Wray and Robert Riskin explores the fascinating lives of two exceptionally talented people at the center of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In this moving and masterful work, Wray and Riskin’s daughter, Victoria, interweaves the story of their lives and connects them to one of the most interesting periods in Hollywood history. At the heart of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin is a great love story, backed by a cast of characters that includes the greatest stars, filmmakers, screenwriters, and moguls of the era.
Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel: Drawing on his father’s unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, William Wellman, Jr. presents a boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick. Wellman emerges as a juvenile delinquent, a professional ice-hockey player, and a World War I flying ace in the Lafayette Escadrille. As a highly decorated pilot, he fought the enemy. As an in-demand director, he fought producers and the great studio moguls — some with his fists — for the right to make his films his way. His passionate and roguish personality comes vividly to life in his son’s hands. Wild Bill Wellman offers an unprecedented look at a man who directed “like a general trying to break out of a beachhead” and explores his years working with stars including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Gregory Peck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. Full of humorous anecdotes and behind-the-scenes insights from the Golden Age, this riveting biography sheds new light on the life and legacy of a true Hollywood legend.
Please note that only United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada entrants are eligible.
And if you can’t wait to win the books, you can purchase them on amazon by clicking below:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub