“Mean… Moody… Great !: Jane Russell and the
Marketing a Hollywood legend “
We’re giving away four books this month!
CMH is excited to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time we’re giving away FOUR COPIES of “Mean … Moody … Great !: Jane Russell and the marketing of a Hollywood legend” on the occasion of the book’s publication on June 15th!
And – stay up to date here on the CMH blog, because in a few days we will be announcing our next one Screen Classics Discussion Video Series Event with University Press of Kentucky and co-host Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, in which author Christina Rice will discuss the book! This time it will be live Facebook chat so you can comment and ask questions!
In the meantime, please don’t forget to check out our first video in the series, in the author Alan Rode chat with Victoria Riskin and William Wellman Jr. about growing up in Hollywood. We also embedded it below for you.
To qualify for winning this book in this competition, you must complete the entry task below by. to lock Saturday, June 5th at 6 p.m. EST. The winners will be determined by random drawing.
We announce our four lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, June 6th, around 9:00 p.m. EST. Please note that you do not need to have a Twitter account to participate. See below for details.
In summary, there will be FOUR WINNERS, selected at random and all announced on June 6th.
And now to the competition!
PARTICIPATION TASK (2-part) by Saturday, June 5, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EST
1) Answer the following question using the comments section at the bottom of this blog post
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message *:
Just entered to win the Mean… Moody… Magnificent !: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – #EnterToWin here: http: //www.classicmoviehub. com / blog / mean-moody-wonderful-jane-russell-and-the-marketing-of-a-hollywood-legend-book-giveaway-may /
What is your favorite Jane Russell movie and why? And if you are not familiar with their work, why would you want to win this book?
* If you don’t have a Twitter account, You can still enter the competition by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog but cannot tweet the message.
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If you missed the premiere of our Screen Classics Discussion video event, you can watch it here on YouTube:
About the book: In the early 1950s, Jane Russell (1921–2011) should have been forgotten. Her career began with what is arguably the most notorious advertising campaign in cinema history that invited moviegoers, Howard Hughes’ The outlaw (1943) and “Wrangle with Russell”. In the 1940s she was nicknamed “Actress Without Moving Images” and only had three films in theaters. With such a slow, unfortunate start, most aspiring actresses would have given up or faded away. Instead, Russell made a place for himself in Hollywood and became a memorable and enduring star. Christina Rice offers the first biography of the actress and activist, perhaps best known for her role in Gentlemen prefer blondes (1953). She has worked with some of Hollywood’s most talented directors – including Howard Hawks, Raoul Walsh, Nicholas Ray and Josef von Sternberg – and stood her ground alongside co-stars like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Clark Gable, Vincent Price and Bob Hope. She also learned to fight back against Howard Hughes, her boss for more than 35 years, and his marketing campaigns that took advantage of her looks. This stunning first bio offers a fresh perspective on a star whose legacy endures not only because she forged a remarkable film career, but also because she has effectively used her celebrity to benefit others.
Click here for the full competition rules.
Please note that only participants from the United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada are eligible.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can buy it on Amazon by clicking below:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub