“Natalie Wood: One Life”
“Olivia de Havilland: Triumphant Lady” &
“Nazimova: A Biography”
Three books for two lucky winners!
CMH is excited to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time around, we’re celebrating the holidays with a giveaway of three books about iconic actresses!
That means we’re giving away THREE books to TWO lucky winners – Natalie Wood: One life by Gavin Lambert, Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant by Victoria Amador and Nazimova: a biography by Gavin Lambert. And yes, each winner wins all three books!
To qualify for winning this prize package through this competition, you must complete the entry task below by. to lock Saturday, January 1st at 6:00 p.m. EST.
We announce our two lucky winners on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub on Sunday, January 2, around 9:00 p.m. EST. And please note that you don’t need to have a Twitter account to participate; see below for the details.
To sum it up, there will be TWO WINNERS who will be selected at random, and each winner will win all THREE of these books:
And now to the competition!
PARTICIPATION TASK (2-part) by Saturday, January 1, 2022, 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 Natalie Wood: A Life, Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant & Alla Nazimova: A Biograpny #BookGiveaway courtesy of @KentuckyPress & @ClassicMovieHub – Two lucky winners win all three books #EnterToWin here: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/natalie-wood-olivia-de-havilland-and-alla-nazimova-happy-holiday-three-book-giveaway-happy-holidays/
What are some of your favorite films from these actresses? And if you don’t know what your work is, why would you want to win these books?
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About the books:
Natalie Wood: A Life: America saw Natalie Wood grow up on screen. You can still see their childhood in Miracle on 34th Street and their youth in Rebel for no reason. Your growing up? Still playing Splendor in the grass and West Side Story and countless other timeless films. From the moment Natalie Wood made her movie debut in 1946, in Tomorrow is forever until her shocking, untimely death in 1981, the decades of her life are punctuated by films that to this day remain ingrained in the hearts and imaginations of the American people. Acclaimed writer, biographer, critic, and screenwriter Gavin Lambert, whose twenty-year friendship with Natalie Wood began when she starred in the film adaptation of his novel Daisy clover inside, tells her extraordinary story. He shares details from her personal life, from her love affairs to her suicide attempt at the age of 26, the birth of her children to her friendships, her struggles as an actress to her tragic and mysterious death at the age of 43. For the first time, everyone close to Natalie Wood speaks freely of them – including her husbands Robert Wagner and Richard Gregson, famous individuals like Warren Beatty, intimate friends like the playwright Mart Crowley, directors Robert Mulligan and Paul Mazursky and Leslie Caron everyone told the author stories about this remarkable woman who was so full of life but always on the verge of despair.
Olivia de Havilland: Triumphant Lady: The legendary actress and two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020) is best known for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Blown by the wind (1939). She often inhabited characters who were delicate, elegant, and refined. At the same time, she was a survivor with a strong desire to direct her own destiny on and off the screen. She won a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over a contract dispute that changed the studio contract system forever, and is also known for her long feud with her sister, actress Joan Fontaine. Victoria Amador uses in-depth interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with de Havilland to provide an in-depth look at the life and career of this acclaimed actress, from her theatrical ambitions at a young age to one of Tinseltown’s most iconic starlets. Readers get a glimpse of her love affairs with iconic cinema characters like James Stewart and John Huston, as well as her onscreen partnership with Errol Flynn. Amador also describes how de Havilland became the first woman president of the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, and shows how she remained active but selective in film and television in her later years until 1988. A new chapter deals with de Havilland’s death at the age of 104 in July 2020.Olivia de Havilland: Triumphant lady is a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest legends – a lady who has grown from a gentle heroine to a strong-willed, respected and admired artist.
Nazimova: A biography: Alla Nazimova (1879–1945), a forgotten legend, was an electrifying Russian-born actress who brought Stanislavsky and Chekhov to American theater, who was applauded, praised, and adored for forty years – an icon of the stage and screen before going in the shadows of time. Gavin Lambert unearthed Nazimova’s unpublished memoirs, letters and notes and wrote an impressive account of her extraordinary life. Nazimova started her career on the stage. Her shockingly natural approach to acting changed the theater of her time – she wowed Laurette Taylor, and when Tennessee Williams first saw her he knew he wanted to be a playwright (“She was so shockingly powerful that I wasn’t in my seat could stay “”). She later ventured into the film, signed a deal with Metro Pictures before it became MGM, and became the highest paid actress in silent films, eventually writing, directing, and producing her own films and starting her own film company. She was the only actress, besides Mae West, to become a movie star at forty and was the first to cultivate the image of foreign sophistication.
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Please note that only participants from the United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canada are eligible.
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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub