Are you a fan of Pinterest—the internet's online pinboard? I know some of you are because you've mentioned it on your blogs. And I do read your blogs, every single day.
Well, Pinterest is holding a contest with a grand prize of dinner for two at Saju Bistro and tickets to the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's Golden Boy.
Golden Boy, which is currently in previews, stars Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter and Chuck) and Seth Numrich (War Horse), and is directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher. (And since this is a classic movie blog, I might mention Golden Boy was adapted for the big screen in 1939 and starred Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and an impossibly young William Holden.)
How do you enter? Allow me to quote from the source:
Follow @LCTheater on Pinterest - Pin an image that you feel represents your ultimate dream to a board on your Pinterest page - Under each pin, include the tags @LCTheater and #GOLDENBOYDreams - Once you've pinned your item, post a comment UNDER THIS PIN with a link to your board.
Being a quill and ink writer in a blog and twitter age, I'm not 100% sure what any of those words mean, so maybe you should just follow this link (here) and read the rules for yourself.
My review of Golden Boy—both the play and the movie—will be up and running in the next day or two. In the meantime, the contest runs through December 9. Get cracking!
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners as well as links to my essays about them, click here.
Remember: There are no wrong answers, only movies you haven't seen yet.
The Silent Oscars
And don't forget to check out the Silent Oscars—my year-by-year choices for best picture, director and all four acting categories for the pre-Oscar years, 1902-1927.
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?