Monday, August 25, 2014

Ann Blyth Book Kickstarter Campaign - Results

The Blogger at the formerly named Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) on a trip earlier in the summer to NYC.  Site of Ann Blyth's Broadway debut in Watch on the Rhine.

The Kickstarter campaign I've run for the past 23 days concluded last night.  You will no doubt be relieved, as I confess I am, not to have to endure further repetition of requests for funds.

The campaign drew 12 backers for a total of $585, far short of the $2,500 needed, and so all funds will be forfeited and those of you pledged money will not be required to donate.  I most sincerely thank each of you for your willingness to help out.  I'll always remember your generosity and support.  To those of you who might have donated, but were not able to at this time, I understand and I commiserate.  Money is tight for most of us, and there are far more important and necessary outlets for your generosity.

I think the responsibility for the failure to reach the goal really lies in my poor skills at marketing.  In the hands of one more talented in public relations and fund raising, this would have been a quite successful campaign.

Tomorrow I'm running a bake sale on a cardboard table in the hallway outside my blog.

Just kidding.  The chocolate chip cookies are free.

The brownies are $30 each.

(BA-HAHAHAHAHA.  Honestly, sometimes, I just kill me.)

I will continue with the Ann Blyth blog series, and with the book, to be published next year, using whatever resources I can.  I'm looking forward to it, and to sharing the project with you.

I'll see you back here this Thursday the 28th with a another post in The Year of Ann Blyth, a look at the swashbuckling adventure The King's Thief (1955).

Thanks again to John Losh for hosting me on his radio show yesterday, Losh-Man's Hollywood Classics.


Danny said...

That's too bad. :( Oh well, looking forward to your continuing adventures into Blyth!

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks, Danny, and thank you so much for your support.

The Metzinger Sisters said...

Oh shucks! I didn't even know you were running a Kickstarter campaign ( look who's been out of it for the past month )....don't give up the ship Jacqueline, you can still get the Ann Blyth book out into the public! Most original movie stills state right on the front that they are free to use for publications and we can help you scrounger up some rare Blyth pics. :-)

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks, ladies. I might be interested in any pics you can scrounge.

Anonymous said...

sorry it didn't work out.
Have you considered asking Ann Blyth for official approval?

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks, Vienna. Even if the top NYC publishers were breaking down my door for this book, and God himself approved, I'd still have to pay for permission to use these photos.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
grandoldmovies said...

So sorry you were not able to make your goal - I know from experience that fundraising is extremely difficult and unpredictable, especially when you're doing it on your own. As with everybody else, I hope this won't stop the momentum on what looks to be a wonderful analysis of the career of an overlooked star. Good luck as you continue!

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thank you, GOM. The only thing better than swinging for the fences and missing is doing it in a mighty public way. (LOL) I appreciate your good wishes. I certainly will continue with this project, and I hope the result will be worthy not only of the star, but of her wonderful fans.

Related Products