Tuesday, June 9, 2015



Welcome to the countdown to launch, 9 days to go, when my book, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is published on Thursday, June 18th.

The eBook is now up for pre-order on Amazon here. 

The paperback will be available on 18th from Amazon, CreateSpace, and directly from me.  If you'd like a signed copy, just email me at and I'll get back to you with the details.

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:

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 another old time radio CD with two programs:  first it's an episode of the anthology Family Theater from March 1953 called "Round Trip."  Ann and Robert Stack play former lovers who meet again by chance on a commuter train back to the city after a weekend on Long Island.  This two-person play is well-acted, thought-provoking, and intimate.  The second program is Suspense, from 1948, an episode called "Muddy Track" with Edmond O'Brien as a fall guy for murder and Ann as a young woman caught in the same web, who is more than she seems. 

Also, a bonus track of Ann singing "My Foolish Heart" a the 1949 Academy Awards in March 1950, introduced by Paul Douglas.  This is not an MP3 file, it's a regular audio CD you can play in your car, computer or DVD/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."

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.

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