Giveaway: A Copy of Forgotten Star Corliss Palmer’s Biography!

I have goodies! Well, one goodie but it’s a pretty good goodie. A copy of Southern Belle To Hollywood Hell: Corliss Palmer and Her Scandalous Rise and Fall by Jennifer Ann Redmond and it can be yours!

I know Corliss from Charley Chase’s hilarious Bromo and Juliet short but her life story is a tragic one that ends in an unmarked grave. (There’s a funding campaign underway to buy a headstone.) It’s a Hollywood tragedy.

This giveaway is only authorized for the United States, I’m afraid.

How to enter:

Leave a comment saying why you want the book. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just “it looks interesting” or something similar will do.

That’s it! I will randomly draw the winner on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. I’ll email the winner to ask for their mailing address. If the winner does not respond within five business days, I will pick a runner-up.

Legal Stuff: The book has a retail value of $19.95 and no purchase is necessary to enter. This is a drawing of random chance, the odds of winning depend on number of entrants. The giveaway is sponsored by Bear Manor Media and Jennifer Ann Redmond, who provided the prize. I will use the winner’s information solely to contact them about the giveaway.



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36 Replies to “Giveaway: A Copy of Forgotten Star Corliss Palmer’s Biography!”

  1. Yes me please because it looks like it’ll be interesting heartbreaking and it’ll make me wanna learn more about that time!

  2. An interesting sounding biography that I’d like to add to my library of film stars from the forgotten years.

  3. I am fascinated by old Hollywood. The scandals and tragedies can be amazing. (See Mr. Arbuckle)

    Also, you said, “Qapla’!”

  4. Never heard of her but always open and willing to learn more about any silent stars that I can!

  5. Biographies of little-known performes can often be as fascinating, perhaps even more, than the big stars we already know about. So please enter me in the drawing.

  6. I seem to be encountering a lot of films and articles lately involving stars with tragic and/or short lives, so this book would fit right in.

  7. This looks like a really interesting read. I am very interested in the silent era.

  8. Forever intrigued by the ladies of the silent screen, from Mabel Normand to Mary Miles Minter. Endlessly fascinating.

  9. This contest combines two of my favorite things…biographies and anything to do with silent films. Thanks for offering it!

  10. A good majority of my research center around early film and many of the people in the industry who have for lack of a better term :slipped under the radar”. I am always interested in those life stories like hers.

  11. I’d like to see if Corliss was as wild as other Ziegfeld girls like Olive Thomas and Helen Lee Worthing.

  12. Oh..Poop! I am a Canuck so I am ineligible but would love to read more about this actress and star. She led quite the life

  13. I’d love the book because it looks interesting and is one of the few books on silent film I don’t own yet.

  14. Classic film biographies are my very favorite kind of book. They tend to be quite juicy.

  15. Ms. Palmer appeared in The Night Bird for Universal Pictures, which was Dwight Faye’s first movie. I am interested in reading about actors from this era and Universal in particular. Thank you.

  16. I’ve never heard of her but I’ve always had a morbid streak running neck-and-neck with my silent film studies. I did contribute to the fundraiser to get Florence LA Badie a tombstone and I’ve visited the grave of Olive Thomas (conveniently located near where I went to grad school). This would also make my long work commute easier 😀

  17. I have seen Corliss Palmer in Reginald Denny’s movie The Night Bird (1928). There is a funny scene with the two of them dancing! I would love to learn more about her!

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