Saturday, June 6, 2015



Welcome to the countdown to launch, 12 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:

Special thanks to Rich at Wide Screen World for his interview with me yesterday, and also to Deborah at Java's Journey for her review yesterday of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

You can read interviews with me and reviews of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. at these blogs:

Java's Journey
Wide Screen World
Vienna's Classic Hollywood
Silver Screenings

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 a set of two photos from two different films: with Howard Duff in Red Canyon (1949), which we discussed here; and a publicity photo for The Student Prince (1954), which we discussed here. Both are 8 x 10 glossies, and are originals.  Both have typed captions on the back.  Perfect for decorating your treehouse, or to slip into your kid's lunchbox for a special treat.  GAD, it's only day six and I'm running out of ideas.

So, that's what's on the block for today.  If this suits your fancy, send me an email to 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 -, CreateSpace, and directly from the author: Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star., the first book written on the career of Ann Blyth.


Caftan Woman said...

Last night a book appeared in my dreams. The book was "Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star." The last time anything like that happened it was a hardcover copy of "Black Beauty" that I would gaze longingly upon on my Saturday trips to the local book store.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Dang. I don't know what to say to that, CW, except bless your heart, and I hope it's a good omen.

I've stopped having dreams about compiling the index, thank heavens, but for months this book has been the last thing I think of before I fall to sleep and the first thing I think of when I wake.

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