Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life and
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography
Two 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 celebrating two iconic actresses, Joan Crawford and Patricia Neal!
An Unquiet Life was recently adapted to film, entitled To Olivia, starring Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes, and Sam Heughan (yes, from Outlander). The film premiered a few months ago in the UK, but there’s no word yet on when it will be available here in the States. Our friends at UPK will keep us posted!
Please don’t forget to check out our first video in the Classic Movie Hub Screen Classics Discussion Video Series with University Press of Kentucky and co-host Aurora from Once Upon a Screen, in which author Alan Rode chats with Victoria Riskin and William Wellman Jr. about growing up in Hollywood. We’ve embedded it down below for you 🙂
In order to qualify to win this Joan and Patricia Prize Package via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, May 1 at 6PM EST.
We will announce our two lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, May 2, 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.
So, to recap, there will be TWO WINNERS, and each winner will win BOTH of these books:
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 1, 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 Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life & Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – #AnUnquietLife – Two lucky winners will win both bios 🙂 #EnterToWin here: http://ow.ly/jnMx50EuG4N
What are your favorite films or performances by both Joan Crawford and Patricia Neal?
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If you missed the premiere of our Screen Classics Discussion video event, you can catch it here on YouTube:
About the Books:
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography: This new biography of Crawford sets the record straight, going beyond the gossip to find the truth about the legendary actress. The authors knew Crawford well and conducted scores of interviews with her and many of her friends and co-stars, including Frank Capra, George Cukor, Nicholas Ray, and Sidney Greenstreet. Far from a whitewash―Crawford was indeed a colorful and difficult character― Joan Crawford corrects many lies and tells the story of one of Hollywood’s most influential stars, complete with on-set anecdotes and other movie lore. Through extensive interviews, in-depth analysis, and evaluation of her films and performances―both successes and failures―Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell present Crawford’s story as both an appreciation and a reevaluation of her extraordinary life and career. This fascinating book tells the behind-the-scenes story of one of Hollywood’s great dames.
Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life: The internationally acclaimed actress Patricia Neal (1926–2010) was a star on stage, film, and television for more than sixty years. On Broadway she appeared in such lauded productions as Lillian Hellman’s Another Part of the Forest, winning the first Tony award. In Hollywood she starred opposite the likes of John Wayne, Paul Newman, John Garfield, and Gary Cooper in some thirty films. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Alma Brown in Hud, which earned her the 1963 Academy Award for Best Actress. But there was much more to Neal’s life. She was born in Packard, Kentucky, though she spent most of her childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee. For a time, Neal became romantically involved with Gary Cooper, her married costar in The Fountainhead. In 1953, Neal wed famed children’s author Roald Dahl, a match that would bring her five children and thirty years of dramatic ups and downs. At the pinnacle of her screen career, Neal suffered a series of strokes which left her in a coma for twenty-one days, and Variety even ran a headline erroneously stating that she had died. After a difficult recovery, Neal returned to film acting, earning a second Academy Award nomination for The Subject Was Roses (1968). She appeared in several television movie roles in the 1970s and 1980s and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Dramatic TV Movie in 1971 for The Homecoming. Adapted as a major motion picture (filmed as An Unquiet Life) starring Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes, and Sam Heughan, Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life is the first critical biography detailing the actress’s impressive film career and remarkable personal life. Author Stephen Michael Shearer conducted numerous interviews with Neal, her professional colleagues, and her intimate friends and was given access to the actress’s personal papers. The result is an honest and comprehensive portrait of an accomplished woman who lived her life with determination and bravado.
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