Monday, September 19, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Challenge - Final Round-Up and Winners

That's a wrap! The 2016 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge is officially over. A big thank you to everyone who participated. I'm impressed at the variety of books read and reviewed. And a special shout out to those who were inspired to read more books this summer even if they didn't participate in the challenge. I love that you took the time out to participate in your own way!

Danny of
Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and The Birth of the Modern Man by Mick LaSalle

Grezilda of Doesn't She Ramble

Joan Crawford by Anna Raeburn

Strangers May Kiss by Ursula Parrott
Leave Her to Heaven by Ben Ames Williams
Star-Crossed: The Story of Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker by Beverly Linet
Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister: My Lively Life In And Out Of Hollywood by Evelyn Keyes
Virginia Bruce: Under My Skin by Scott O’Brien
The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Times of Ricardo Cortez by Dan Van Neste

Kate Gabrielle of Silents and Talkies
Shoot the Piano Player by David Goodis
Truffaut: A Biography by Serge Toubiana and Antoine de Baecque
The Cinema of Cruelty by Andre Bazin
The Films in My Life by Francois Truffaut

Kristen of Journey
Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door by David Kauffman
Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood by Greg Merritt

Le of Critica Retro

Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum

'Tis Herself by Maureen O'Hara

Star Style: Hollywood Legends as Fashion Icons by Patty Fox

The finalists who completed the challenge having read and reviewed a total of 6 books (or more!) include:

Danny of
Karen of Shadows and Satin
Java of Java's Journey
Lindsey of The Motion Pictures
Marya on Instagram
Raquel of Out of the Past
Vanessa on Goodreads

I don't qualify for the prizes and Danny graciously bowed out of this portion so that leaves 5 possible winners. Chosen by here they are!

Grand prize winner is Java of Java's Journey! She wins a copy of Conversations with Classic Film Stars, Helen Twelvetrees: Perfect Ingenue by Cliff Aliperti and a Warner Archive DVD.

Runner-up Marya on Instagram! Marya wins a copy of Conversations with Classic Film Stars.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Any suggestions for changes to the challenge are welcome and will help me in planning for 2017!

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