Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Giveaway: Sal Mineo

I have another wonderful book giveaway! I was sent a copy of Michael Gregg Michaud's biography Sal Mineo from the lovely people at Broadway Books/Random House. They have also donated a copy to one lucky winner!

Sal Mineo was the biggest thing in Hollywood during the late 1950's and had a huge teen following after the success of Rebel Without A Cause. I found his life to be quite a roller coaster ride and often troublesome. Dealing with an overbearing mother who doubled as his manager as well as struggling to assert himself as an artist~ a real actor and not a teeny bopper idol. Threaded through all of this was his dynamic personal and sexual life. Most arrows point to bisexual, yet I think that he leaned one way but as a people pleaser keep all doors open. So much controlled chaos that led to a senseless tragedy. I enjoyed the detailed film discussions as well as his upbeat look on life. I hope everyone gets a chance to check out this biography!

If you would like to enter, please EMAIL me your name and address. One winner will be drawn at random by my trusty assistant (who ever is standing near me at the time) The deadline is Mon. Jan. 17th 12noon EST.

*PLEASE NOTE* This drawing is open to US residents only! The publisher will be sending the book directly to the winner. I am sorry to everyone outside the USA :( xo

Much thanks to Jennifer!!


The Devoted Classicist said...

Sal Mineo was one of the Hollywood stars that left us before reaching his maximum star potential, I think.

Anonymous said...

What's the email address so we can sign up for the giveaway? I'm a first-time visitor. Thanks!

Katie said...

Hi Steph, welcome! My email is located in my profile. I know it's a pain, but it cuts down on spam(mers) and people trolling for freebies.

Devoted- I'm sure you are right. I've only seen Rebel, so I cannot give a first hand account at his potential success.

Clueless in Boston said...

I thought he was really great in Rebel too. Who's your trusty assistant, your dog? :)

Katie said...

I wish! Actually it's more like, Hey You! Pick a number between... and them the corresponding email. Hmph. :)