Welcome to the countdown to launch, 8 days to go, when my book, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is published on Thursday, June 18th.
The eBook is now up for pre-order on Amazon here.
The paperback will be available on 18th from Amazon, CreateSpace, and directly from me. If you'd like a signed copy, just email me at JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com and I'll get back to you with the details.
Every day until the 18th, I'm going to give away a small piece of memorabilia I've gathered on this journey: photos, magazines, an audio CD of old time radio, a DVD of a film, of a television appearance, a few original lobby cards from Ann's films. So stop by frequently and see what's happening. I'll let you know day by day what the prize is, and I'll just pick the winners from a hat.
Since a number of bloggers have kindly offered to review the book, I'll link to their blogs throughout the month, before and after the 18th, whenever they decide to post. Other bloggers will be posting their interviews with me. If you care to get involved, please send me an email at: JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com.
You can read interviews with me and reviews of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. at these blogs:
Wide Screen World
Vienna's Classic Hollywood
If you want put to your name in for the daily raffle of stuff, please, also, send me an email. Don't just leave a comment in the comments box because I need some way to contact you if you've won. Your email will never be published, I will NOT be putting it on my newsletter list, it will not be used for anything except contacting you tell you if you've won, and to ask where to send the stuff.
Today's prize is an issue of Photoplay magazine from January 1956. Ann is on the cover, and she is the focus of a feature story titled, "Her Guardian Angel Kissed Her" by Maxine Arnold, a four-page article with photos on her life story and her current adjustment to motherhood, with some interesting tidbits on her career.
This magazine also has articles on Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, Richard Egan, Robert Mitchum, Betty Garrett, Joan Collins, Jeanne Crain, a tribute to the late James Dean, and some quotes by stars, including Joan Crawford's observations on no-talent younger actors. Chock full of photos, ads, this magazine is a fun time machine for classic film bloggers and fans alike.
So, that's what's on the block for today. If this suits your fancy, send me an email to JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com and just say something like "Give me the magazine."
Until June 18th, if you want to enter this daily contest more than once, even if you've already won a prize, go ahead. I don't care. I'm going to wait until the end of it to send out these items to the winners, in case some of you do win more than once, and it'll save me several trips to the post office if I do it one time at the end.
Also, if you happen live outside of the United States, that's okay. I will mail to our friends and neighbors around the globe.
That's it for today. I'll see you tomorrow with more stuff.
Coming June 18th - Amazon.com, CreateSpace, and directly from the author: Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star., the first book written on the career of Ann Blyth.