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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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NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK AND EBOOK: My new book on the history of summer theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Mass:
Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain: 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Get your copy here at Amazon, or here from CreateSpace.
Paperbacks also are available by sending check or money order for $29 (includes postage and handling) to J.T. Lynch, PO Box 1394, Chicopee, MA 01021.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT COMEDY AND TRAGEDY ON THE MOUNTAIN...
George Murphy, western Massachusetts radio and television personality:
"This is the true history of a building on a plot of land in Holyoke that was the entertainment center to hundreds of thousands of people over a plethora of summers. "You have somehow managed to tell the story of that theater with information and people that have been thought to have vanished from history, but this book...this AMAZING book has changed all of that.
"You have told me stories and events that I was never aware of. You brought the shadows back to life. This book you worked so hard on is the story of where it came from, how it survived up to the time that magnificent old structure was destroyed....removed...and almost deleted, but then Jacqueline Lynch came along and resurrected the history of this magnificent edifice so that once again all who read those pages can experience the days of wonder that happened in and around the Casino in the Park.
"I thank you so very much for including me in this amazing book as a sense of pride came over me after reading it, as I was a small part of the later years of the Grand Old Theater.
"J.L, you have hit a home run with this one...take it from someone who was in the midst of it all, albeit for a short time."
Read this latest article at BroadwayWorld.com - Don Grigware interviews me on my books.
SEE MORE REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS UNDER "PRESS/MEDIA" ON MY "ABOUT" PAGE.
All my books are now on sale at the Blue Umbrella Books, a new bookstore at 2 Main Street, Westfield, Massachusetts, on the common.
Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain: 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts is now also available for sale at the Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, Mass.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - I'll be speaking about my book Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain: 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts - for the Chicopee Historical Society - the location for this talk is the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee, Mass. The time is 7 p.m., (business meeting starts at 6:00) and the event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - I'll be guiding a walking tour in Springfield, Mass. - for the Springfield Library and Museums Second Saturday Walking Tours series. My topic: Stage, Screen and Radio - Springfield's entertainment history. Sponsored by the museums and the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association, we will be exploring the old theater sites in downtown Springfield. The route is about a mile and a half, and the event begins at 10:30 a.m., meeting at the Welcome Center at the Quadrangle.
AUDIO BOOK!!! -
ANN BLYTH: ACTRESS. SINGER. STAR. is now an audio book. Film and television actress Toni Lewis, narrates the book (see ABOUT page under the list of press for my interview with her on this project). The result is a spectacular and truly moving narration of this journey through the career of one of the most talented and versatile actresses of her era.
Download the audio book from Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.
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. NOW ALSO AN AUDIO BOOK - SEE AUDIBLE, ITUNES AND AMAZON!
The print book is also sold at Broadside Bookshop in on Main Street in Northampton, Massachusetts, and at Blue Umbrella Books at 2 Main Street, Westfield, Mass.
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