Monday, February 25, 2013

Giveaway! Unforgettable: Fashions of the Oscars

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

I found one more book to giveaway from my library!  And since the Academy Awards were last night, I thought the timing of this one appropriate.  I am downsizing my bookshelves and you get to benefit!

Today's giveaway is for the auction catalog for the Christie's "Unforgettable: Fashion of the Oscars" auction that was held to benefit AmfAR in 1999.  There were 54 lots in this auction, all famous dresses donated by Hollywood movie stars and celebrities for this auction.  All of the dresses were worn to the Academy Awards and include dresses from the 1950s to the 1990s. 

This silver beaded dress by Edith Head was worn by Janet Leigh in 1959.  Each double page spread includes a full page color photo of the dress and a full description of the designer and the garment itself, as well as the year it was worn.

This is a soft cover book, 165 pages and is in excellent condition.  I know you'll enjoy it and good luck!

This giveaway will run for 24 hours only and the winner will be chosen at 7am Eastern Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  I'm not going to make you jump through hoops either.  Simply leave a comment here on the blog.  If you don't have a blogger profile, please leave your email address in your comment.  I'll choose the winner via the random number generator tomorrow morning and will contact the winner via email for shipping information.  And stay tuned for another giveaway every day this week!

Important!  If you live in the US, I will ship this book to you via Media Mail at no cost.  Unfortunately, due to the recent postal rate increases, if you live outside of the US, I must ask that you pay for the shipping, which could run anywhere from $16.00 - $23.00 depending upon where you live.  If you live outside the US and are not willing to pay the shipping, please do not enter this giveaway!

38 comments:

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Please toss my name into the hat. I MUST have this book!!!

Amanda said...

I'm in.

Leslie Kibodeaux Venable said...

Me! Me! Pick Me!! Must have!! Love the Oscars!

tanyamaile said...

I would love to have this book in my collection!

BoPeep said...

Such a great variety of books you've been giving away. Can't imagine how many more treasures are still on your shelf!

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed! Dmillerick@comcast.net

Narelle said...

Oh this book is "right up my alley " or just "my cup of tea " ~ as we say here in Australia. I've never seen anything like it and it looks absolutely delicious !!! Please consider me when you are deciding,as I'd really appreciate it and I'll take good care of this fabulous book forever and a day ? ~~ Thank you ~ Narelle ( narelle_c@hotmail.com )

MC said...

Ooh, looks interesting!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love vintage Hollywood fashion, never tire of it and would cherish such a book.
Many thanks, Maria (sonnistarr@hotmail.com)

Cathrine said...

I love pretty dresses!

Mary Ann Davis said...

Count me in! Thanks.

Milenushka said...

Me too! thanks:)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks,
Lotta
Lotta@LottaDeLuxe.com
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Lasse Zimmer, NYC (facebook) said...

What a great giveaway!! -- And the book "Fashions of the Oscars" goes to.....

hummelnimhaar said...

I would like to have it! Looks great! (gruenlingberlin@aol.com)

LisaG said...

Fabulous Book!!!!

Sharon said...

I so enjoy looking at (and wearing) dresses from the 50 and 60's. Have been watching clips of 'What's my Line?'. The panel and even the guests were so elegantly dressed, polite, and articulate.

sharonlbegley@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

I would love a chance to drool over this book.

Dame du Diable said...

With these being the materials you give away, I can only imagine what you're keeping! Thanks for sharing the pretty clothing pictures!
Count me in!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have that book and I could share it with my students
couture56@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Loved watching the Oscars last night, but am always drawn to the historic flair dresses. Hope you pick me for this book!

JanetNewcomer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

love the vintage fashion would love to have that book
couture56@hotmail.com

Kitchen Witch of the West said...

The dresses are my favorite part of the Oscars. Would pair frequent readings of this book with bubbly instead of tea.
larisa(dot)labrant(at)gmail.c0m

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous book! I would love to own it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win.
robin(dot)mcmillan(at)tncourts(dot)gov

Amy R said...

Oh pick me, pick me.. .. .

Patricia in KY said...

I would love to receive this book! Love the dresses for the Oscars--it's why I watch. My email is patricia.gardner@insightbb.com or you can use my Google account, PatriciainKY.

Deb E. said...

Oh I just love to look at all these gorgeous dresses. Hope I win! dede12812(at)hotmail(dot)com.

jackeline said...

Beautiful giveaway!! Thanks :D
dj_onassis at yahoo dot com

chesneykat said...

Pick me!

Stefanie said...

Oh the best part about the Oscars are the beautiful dresses and this book sounds fantastic. :)

Valerie said...

What a wonderful book. Please put me in the draw.

JOEL GRISWOLD said...

Pick me!!!!!!!
Pick me!!!!!!!

julieanne daniel said...

What a wonderful opportunity to win a fabulous book!
YEA!
julesh452@hotmail.com

Michelle @ The Red Velvet Shoe :) said...

I'll make room for this beauty! Pick me! xo

Kathryn said...

Me too! Me too!

Sarah said...

Love it! Sarahjoycewilson@gmail.com

Laura Mae said...

The fashions are really the only reason to watch The Academy Awards, in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Viola! meandguido@yahoo.com

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