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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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.
AUDIO BOOK!!! -
ANN BLYTH: ACTRESS. SINGER. STAR. is currently in production for an audio book. Film and television actress Toni Lewis, who also has extensive experience narrating audio books, will be reading the book, and I'm so pleased and honored to be working with her. The audio book should be ready by late spring, and I'll update with more info as it comes.
APRIL SPEAKING DATES: I'll be speaking at the Agawam Public Library Monday, April 4th at 7 p.m. on BESIDE THE STILL WATERS, m novel of the creation of the dismantling of the Swift River Valley towns and the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir.
I'll also be speaking at the invitation of the Chicopee Falls Women's Club at the GFWC Western District President's Club on my book on the career of actress Ann Blyth - ANN BLYTH: ACTRESS. SINGER. STAR. This will be held at the Ludlow Country Club in Ludlow, Mass. on Monday, April 18th at 1:30 p.m.
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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