A few odds and ends to discuss as we sort through the box of ornaments in preparing for this busy holiday season:
My latest old movie syndicated column is Sleigh Rides on Soundstages in August . Have a look at the GO60 website, or your local newspaper. If it's not in your local paper, ask them why. Ask them nicely.
On my blog devoted to my book Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. there are samples of the pressbook issued by M-G-M on Rose Marie (1954), that give us a glimpse of an interesting but I think seldom discussed aspect of promotional material during Hollywood's heyday.
We have a couple of Christmas films to discuss this month -- next week it will be The Trail of Robin Hood (1950) with Roy Roger and Jack Holt, and a Christmas tree operation that is threatened by some ornery galoots. My thanks to your friend and mine, Laura at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings for sharing that Western with a Yuletide theme with me.
The week after that we'll discuss one of my favorite short subjects, Star in the Night (1945) with Donald Woods. It's a special gem, and thanks to what I think are annual showings by TCM has become a favorite of many.
On Christmas Eve, I plan to announce a special "Kindle Countdown" for a couple of my books on Kindle.
A busy month for everyone, to be sure, and I'm glad we can spend it together.
"Lynch’s book is organized and well-written – and has plenty of amusing observations – but when it comes to describing Blyth’s movies, Lynch’s writing sparkles." - Ruth Kerr, Silver Screenings
"Jacqueline T. Lynch creates a poignant and thoroughly-researched mosaic of memories of a fine, upstanding human being who also happens to be a legendary entertainer." - Deborah Thomas, Java's Journey
"One of the great strengths of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is that Lynch not only gives an excellent overview of Blyth's career -- she offers detailed analyses of each of Blyth's roles -- but she puts them in the context of the larger issues of the day."- Amanda Garrett, Old Hollywood Films
"Jacqueline's book will hopefully cause many more people to take a look at this multitalented woman whose career encompassed just about every possible aspect of 20th Century entertainment." - Laura Grieve, Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
"Jacqueline T. Lynch’s Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is an extremely well researched undertaking that is a must for all Blyth fans." - Annette Bochenek, Hometowns to Hollywood
Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.
by Jacqueline T. Lynch
The first book on the career of actress Ann Blyth. Multitalented and remarkably versatile, Blyth began on radio as a child, appeared on Broadway at the age of twelve in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, and enjoyed a long and diverse career in films, theatre, television, and concerts. A sensitive dramatic actress, the youngest at the time to be nominated for her role in Mildred Pierce (1945), she also displayed a gift for comedy, and was especially endeared to fans for her expressive and exquisite lyric soprano, which was showcased in many film and stage musicals. Still a popular guest at film festivals, lovely Ms. Blyth remains a treasure of the Hollywood's golden age.
The eBook and paperback are available from Amazon and CreateSpace, which is the printer. You can also order it from my Etsy shop. It is also available at the Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts.
If you wish a signed copy, then email me at JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com and I'll get back to you with the details.
My new syndicated column SILVER SCREEN, GOLDEN YEARS, on classic film is up at Go60 or check with your local paper.