Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday through Monday Sale!

A special "Black Friday" sale is going on now of a limited number of selected books on my Etsy site.  The following paperback books will be half-price through Monday, November 30th. 

Myths of the Modern Man
The Current Rate of Exchange
Beside the Still Waters
Meet Me in Nuthatch

All three of my mystery series:
    Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red
    Speak Out Before You Die
    Dismount and Murder


And my book on the career of Ann Blyth - Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. will be ten dollars off - selling for this limited period at $15.

You may pay by credit card, PayPal, or check on the Etsy website.  If you wish a signed copy, please leave instructions when you check out.

My Etsy site is called Lynch Twins Publishing - and you can find it at this link.  Print books at only this site are eligible, and there is a very limited number being offered, so make your purchase early before they run out.  Only a few copies are available.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving


To all our American readers, Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Talk and book signing, and a Merry Monahans Lobby Card


The Merry Monahans (1944) lobby card.  Stars Jack Oakie, Peggy Ryan, and Donald O'Connor flanked by an honor guard of chorus girls.  At the top of the stairs is Ann Blyth, about to make her entrance.

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Tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th, I'll be speaking at the Wilbraham Senior Center, 45B Post Office Park, Wilbraham, Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m. on my book Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. I'll bring some movie memorabilia from Ann's career, and will have books available for sale and signing.  I'm looking forward to meeting all the Ann Blyth fans at the book club!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Talk and book signing

On next Thursday, November 19th, I'll be speaking at the Wilbraham Senior Center, 45B Post Office Park, Wilbraham, Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m. on my book Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. I'll bring some movie memorabilia from Ann's career, and will have books available for sale and signing.  I'm looking forward to meeting all the Ann Blyth fans at the book club!


Magazine ad 1949.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Student Prince - 1954...lobby card


This lobby card is a re-issue from 1962 for The Student Prince (1954).  Richard Anderson is just to Edmund Purdom's right.  Purdom replaced Mario Lanza in the film, but lip-synched to Mr. Lanza's singing voice.   Ann, the biergarten
M├Ądchen, encourages them to guzzle several liters of beer in what may be the first binge-drinking musical.

For more on the filming of The Student Prince, see Chapter 31 of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Blogging on Ann Blyth

Mildred Pierce (1945) - with Joan Crawford.  Production photo.

Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. began as a series of weekly essay posts on my Another Old Movie Blog in 2014, which I kiddingly, and repeatedly, referred to as The Year of Ann Blyth.  

I've gone back to blogging about a variety of classic films and classic films stars on that blog, and have begun this new blog for the book, and as a kind of scrapbook for the Ann Blyth-related photos and memorabilia I've come across or received from devoted fans of hers since the book was published this past June.

I'll keep you updated with news of talks and signings, and any photos that come my way. Please feel free comment, and also have a look at the related Facebook page.

"You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't, because you'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing...."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

"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



Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

by Jacqueline T. Lynch

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.

The eBook and paperback are available from Amazon and CreateSpace, which is the printer. You can also order it from my Etsy shop. It is also available at the Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts.

If you wish a signed copy, then email me at JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com and I'll get back to you with the details.