Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.
Paperback book: 8 1/2 x 11 in., 400 pages, over 275 b/w photos.
The first book on the career of actress Ann Blyth. Multitalented and remarkably versatile, Blyth began on radio as a child, appeared on Broadway at the age of twelve in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE, and enjoyed a long and diverse career in films, theatre, television, and concerts. A sensitive dramatic actress, the youngest at the time to be nominated for her role in MILDRED PIERCE (1945), she also displayed a gift for comedy, and was especially endeared to fans for her expressive and exquisite lyric soprano, which was showcased in many film and stage musicals. Still a popular guest at film festivals, lovely Ms. Blyth remains a treasure of the Hollywood's golden age.
This exploration of her career covers in detail her films, television, theatre, and radio performances from a wealth of sources and is illustrated with 275 photographs, some rarely or never before seen.
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UPDATE: WHITEWASH IN THE BERKSHIRES will be published Friday, February 5th, and is NOW AVAILALBE FOR PRE-ORDER on Amazon here.
This is to preview the cover and announce my latest book, the fourth novel in my Double V Mysteries series: Whitewash in the Berkshires. The cover art was done by Casey Koester.
Casey has done the first three covers in this series for me in a unique style that is whimsical, playful, and I think somewhat haunting. I'm a great admirer of her work. Here's the cover:
Elmer and Juliet's fourth adventure in this cozy mystery series takes place in Hartford, Connecticut, and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts in the bleak midwinter of 1951. An incident from Juliet's past puts her on a blacklist. A priceless work of art brings her to a secret bunker. A kidnapping and a threat to her life result in a desperate chase. How does all this fit in with the unidentified corpse? Elmer has no idea, but he's right behind her. The partnership of the wealthy heiress and the ex-con continues in this fourth book in the Double V Mysteries series.
Also, my thanks to the Chicopee (Massachusetts) Historical Commission for allowing me to present a talk on the Ames Manufacturing Company during the Civil War in public meeting on Tuesday, January 12th.
MONTHLY SYNDICATED COLUMN:
Look for my new syndicated classic film column Silver Screen, Golden Years at the Go60 website here, or your local newspaper.
Both eBook and print versions, are now
available at Amazon, and CreateSpace, also from my Etsy shop.
The print book is also sold at Broadside Bookshop in on Main Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
To order a signed copy of the paperback edition, please email me at: JacquelineTLynch.gmail.com for details.
ATTENTION FILM AND BOOK BLOGGERS: Please contact me at JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com to review or otherwise help publicize the book. A note to book clubs, classic film societies, bookstores and libraries: I'll be available for signings and speaking engagements on this book, the first book written about Ann Blyth's career.
"Lynch’s book is organized and well-written– and has plenty of amusing observations – but when it comes to describing Blyth’s movies, Lynch’s writing sparkles." - Ruth Kerr, Silver Screenings
"Jacqueline T. Lynch creates a poignant and thoroughly-researched mosaic of memories of a fine, upstanding human being who also happens to be a legendary entertainer." - Deborah Thomas, Java's Journey
"One of the great strengths of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is that Lynch not only gives an excellent overview of Blyth's career -- she offers detailed analyses of each of Blyth's roles -- but she puts them in the context of the larger issues of the day."- Amanda Garrett, Old Hollywood Films
"Jacqueline's book will hopefully cause many more people to take a look at this multitalented woman whose career encompassed just about every possible aspect of 20th Century entertainment." - Laura Grieve, Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
"Jacqueline T. Lynch’s Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. is an extremely well researched undertaking that is a must for all Blyth fans." - Annette Bochenek, Hometowns to Hollywood