Jean Harlow epitomizes the essence of old Hollywood glamour and stardom. Although she died young, she has an immortal presence that has lasted for over 70 years. Perhaps it’s because we never saw her grow old. Her youthfulness, beauty, and sexuality are all perfectly preserved as if she were truly alive and breathing. Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital (1928-1937) is a loving and dedicated tribute to “The Baby.” The book is filled with photos from author Darrell Rooney’s personal collection (one of the most complete Harlow collections in existence),and a well written biography by Mark A. Vieira that only a fan could compose. Vieira describes Harlow as intelligent, well-read, friendly, and loving–and always seeking love.
The winner was selected via random drawing on Monday, November 21st. Congratulations go to Aurora B.! I am so excited for this Judy Garland superfan! Aurora’s favorite Garland performance is in A Star is Born, but she said it is almost impossible to pick just one.
I am giving away a copy of the fabulous book Judy: A Legendary Film Career by John Fricke. A couple days ago I posted my review of the book–you can read it here. To enter just send an email to sittinonabackyardfence(at)gmail(dot)com telling me your favorite Judy Garland performance. The contest ends on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Midnight EST.
-This is a random drawing. If you’re selected as the winner you will be notified via email. You will have 3 days to reply. If no response, I will randomly select another winner.
- U.S. Residents only
The giveaway copy of Judy: A Legendary Film Career is provided by the publisher Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books. The winner will receive the copy directly from the publisher.
UPDATE: Contest is closed. Thanks to all who participated!
I have never considered myself a huge Judy Garland fan, but that’s not to say I don’t like her. I adore her. I respect her. I hold her in the highest regard. I suppose I never considered myself a fan because I do not feel worthy of that title. Honestly, like those who abused and exploited her, I have taken her for granted. She’s more than Dorothy, you know.