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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Groovy Giveaway: Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise (a biography by Sam Irvin)



“The greatest gift my parents ever gave me was my godmother, Kay Thompson. No one was as brilliant or as funny, and Sam Irvin's book manages to capture that lightning in a bottle. Hang onto your hair!” – Liza Minnelli

This week I'm giving away a copy of Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise, a biography by Sam Irvin that tells the larger-than-life story of the showbiz legend, who was the best friend and mentor of Judy Garland and the vocal coach for Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne. She also went to school with Tennessee Williams, got her first big break from Bing Crosby, trained Marilyn Monroe, rejected Andy Warhol, got fired by Howard Hughes, and directed John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Gala. In the 1950s, Thompson became the highest paid nightclub entertainer in the world and the bestselling author of the Eloise series of children's books as well as appearing with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in the 1957 movie musical, Funny Face (you can watch her sing "Think Pink!" in the video below). Go to www.kaythompsonwebsite.com to learn more about the fabulous Kay Thompson and Irvin's wonderful book.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, all you have to do is email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US or Canadian mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday (CST).

If you would like to give away something groovy (DVDs, CDs, books, theatre/concert tickets) here on Deep Dish, please email me at deepdishdrama@aol.com.

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