This week, we’re giving away a copy of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies by Christel Schmidt. Respond by Friday, February 22 at 1:00 pm for your chance to win!
This Sunday, the 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live to an estimated 40 million viewers.Though every year, countless films make their mark on American audiences, the Academy will honor only twenty-four at most. Today, there is no end to the number of actors who will star in blockbuster films each year as part of the multibillion-dollar-a-year industry that is Hollywood. Though today, films are part of our day to day, Hollywood and the history of film is still somewhat recent.
From the 1910s, 20s, and 30s, silent film star Mary Pickford was involved in more than two hundred films during her career as an actress, writer, and producer. Pickford was the co-founder of United Artists, the first independent film studio, along with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, and film legends Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith. As America’s first “Sweetheart,” Pickford’s success left and indelible mark on early cinema, paving the way for future women in film and ushering in Hollywood’s golden age.
This week, the University Press of Kentucky is giving away a copy of Christel Schmidt’s Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies to one lucky entrant.
In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians sheds new light on this icon’s incredible life and legacy. This beautifully designed volume features more than two hundred color and black and white illustrations, including photographs and stills from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This week, we’ll be featuring this stunning book on our blog and will give away one copy to a lucky winner. To enter our giveaway, fill in the required fields below with your name and contact information. We will randomly select one winner on Friday, February 22 at 1:00 pm.
Good luck everyone!