Welcome to the countdown to launch, 11 days to go, when my book, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is published on Thursday, June 18th.
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 original lobby card for the movie One Minute to Zero (1952) starring Ann and Robert Mitchum, which we discussed in this previous post. It measures 11 x 14 inches, made of thin card stock, and shows a little wear, but it's a unique piece of movie memorabilia. These "lobby cards" would be distributed to theaters to display in the, ah, lobby to advertise the current or upcoming attractions. This would look great in your rumpus room over the pool table. You know, where that tacky picture of the dogs playing poker is now.
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 photos."
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.