Update: A drawing was held Tuesday morning, May 20, at 7:00am, and winners names were drawn at random. Dennis, who lives in Washington, won the autographed copy of Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power and Dominique, of Texas, won the signed "Zorro" poster by Rob Kelly. Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway, it was by far the most popular of the many held here at Reel Life - and thanks to Evelyn Eman Delmar and Romina Power for their generosity...
Soon after I posted the announcement for our Power-Mad blogathon on Reel Life, I heard from a woman named Evelyn Eman Delmar who conducts interviews with authors and reviews newly released books on an internet program called Book·ed. She is also a good friend of Tyrone Power's children, is involved in events celebrating his centennial and has been working with Romina, Tyrone's eldest, on the updated and expanded English-language edition of her book, Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power. More than 25 years went into researching and writing the book, Evelyn told me, and revisiting stories and memories of her father while working on it was an emotional experience for Romina. The book takes a candid look at Tyrone Power's life and also tells of his children, who lost their world-famous father when they were very young, and how they came to terms with their loss. 1,000 Limited First Edition copies have been printed in honor of Tyrone Power's centennial and as an homage to his passion for collecting First Edition books. Searching for My Father also contains more than 80 photographs, many that haven't appeared in print before.
Certain that interest in Searching for My Father would be high among classic film buffs, I mentioned to Evelyn that I was interested in hosting a giveaway, a random drawing, for a copy of the centennial First Edition. She and Romina liked my idea and agreed to provide a copy for the contest - a copy signed by Romina...
And so, on Tuesday, May 20, I will hold a random drawing. First prize will be a First Edition copy of Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power signed by Romina Power. Second prize will be this 11" x 14" poster by illustrator/graphic designer Rob Kelly - signed by the artist:
|Artwork by Rob Kelly|
|Tyrone, Taryn and Romina Power in the mid-1950s|