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Tuesday, June 16, 2015


This is to announce my book on the career of Hollywood star Ann Blyth -- ANN BLYTH: ACTRESS. SINGER. STAR.

The eBook is currently posted for "pre-order" on Amazon here.   

You can order the print book from Amazon or CreateSpace, or my Etsy shop.

To order a signed copy of the paperback edition, please email me at for details.  

Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star., is 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 book contains an in-depth exploration of Ms. Blyth’s long career (including her theatre performances in New England), with detailed appendices on her films, television, radio, and theatre appearances. The 8 ½ x 11 “coffee table” sized book includes over 275 photographs, and is will be available through online merchants, and directly from the author on her website, or by emailing
The eBook will be available initially through Amazon, afterwards through other online merchants.
Here are a few interviews and reviews of the book so far:

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings
Hometowns to Hollywood
Twenty Four Frames
Old Hollywood Films
The Junot Files (YouTube)
Java's Journey
Wide Screen World
Vienna's Classic Hollywood
Silver Screenings

I’ll be speaking and giving a PowerPoint presentation at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Springfield, Massachusetts, in celebration of Armory Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at noon.  The topic will be “Revolution versus Rebellion” about nineteenth century mill girls, arms manufacturing, inventions, Milton Bradley’s games for soldiers, and author Charles Dickens’ tour down the Connecticut River on a steamboat—the lively world of technological and commercial revolution springing to life in the North during the American Civil War.  The talk will be at noon, part of the day-long festivities of Armory Day.  One Armory Square, Springfield, Mass.  Have a look at the website for more information:  I'll be offering a selection of my books for sale and signing as well after the presentation.  The event is free.
I’ll be doing a book signing at the Agawam, Massachusetts, Public Library on Monday, June 22nd at their READLocal author fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 750 Cooper Street, Agawam, Massachusetts.  A selection of all my books, fiction and non-fiction, will be available.
Hope to see you there

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