Wednesday, June 3, 2015

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH- 15 Days to Go! - Ann Blyth Old Time Radio Episodes

Welcome to the countdown to launch -- 15 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:

If you want put 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 audio CD of two old time radio episodes in which Ann Blyth appeared, and a bonus track of her singing "My Foolish Heart" at the 1949 Academy Awards in March 1950.  The two episodes are, first, "State Fair" from General Electric Theater broadcast September 10, 1953 with Tom Tully, Verna Felton, Sam Edwards, Joseph Kearns, Dick Ryan, and Lamont Johnson.  The second episode is "Night Caller," a moody tale of suspense from Family Theater broadcast March 24, 1954.  Ann stars as a woman home alone on a sleepless night, visited by Raymond Burr as an escaped convict.  Also features John Dehner, Van Cameron, and Vivi Janis.  We discussed one of these, the "State Fair" episode in this previous post. This audio CD is not on MP3; is regular audio CD that you can play in your car, DVD player, or any CD player.

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 CD."

Over the next 18 days 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.


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