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Press Release

May 29, 2014

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD OR BUST  WINS AWARD.

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Recognizes Excellence.

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This month the National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) announced the winners of its annual contest. The competition acknowledges self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce high quality books, from eye-catching design to well-written content. Judges represent all aspects of the industry and include publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

Author Susan Marg entered her book Hollywood or Bust in the category “Arts& Entertainment.” It was the perfect fit. Hollywood or Bust consists of over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks of actors, directors, writers, and others involved in making movies and conveys what Hollywood insiders think of themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself.

Marg is pleased that this well-regarded organization recognized her efforts. “Hollywood or Bust was a lot of work, but it was fun to research and put together,” she comments, adding, “It’s a fun read, too – like overhearing a conversation at Starbucks.”

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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 Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

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Press Release

October 23, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FACEBOOK “LIKES” BENEFIT MPTF.

FB thank pink2To launch her Facebook fan page for Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown, Susan Marg pledged a dime for every “like” to the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF).  Receiving eleven hundred “likes” in a couple of weeks, Marg sent the fund a check for $110.

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, also founders of United Artists, started MPTF, a private, non-profit charity, over 90 years ago  to help those in the movie industry who had fallen on hard times.  “It hasn’t gotten any easier.” Marg notes.  “Today the fund serves more than 150,000 people annually with healthcare and other social services.”

Charlie Chaplin once said, “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”

Marg is renewing her pledge and aims to garner another 1000 “likes” by the end of the year. If you love silents, film noir, westerns, or some other genre on the silver or small screen, “like” her Facebook fan page and ask your friends to ask their friends. It will make a difference.

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Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

For more information on MPTF, visit: http://www.mptf.com

 

Press Release

October 13, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FACEBOOK “LIKES” TO BENEFIT MPTF.

800px-Chaplin_the_gold_rush_bootSusan Marg is launching a Facebook fan page for Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown.

For every “like”, comments count, too, she is donating a penny to the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF).  Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, also founders of United Artists, started this private, non-profit charity over 90 years ago to help those in the movie industry who had fallen on hard times.  It hasn’t gotten any easier.  Today the fund serves more than 150,000 people annually with healthcare and other social services.

Charlie Chaplin once said, “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”

If you love silents, film noir, westerns, or some other genre on the silver or small screen, Marg asks you to like her Facebook page and to ask your friends to ask their friends. The pennies will add up.

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Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

For more information on MPTF, visit: http://www.mptf.com

Press Release

June 12, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUST ANNOUNCED:

BEACH BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDS HOLLYWOOD OR BUST.

The 2013 Beach Book Festival announced winners on June 10.  Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown placed first in the category Compilations/Anthologies.

Comprised of over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks from actors, directors, writers, and others involved in the business, Hollywood or Bust conveys what insiders think about themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself. Even among those who have made it opinions vary as to whether or not the road trip down the yellow brick road to fame and fortune is worth the heartache and hard work.

Author Susan Marg is thrilled with the award.  “The Beach Book Festival seemed like a natural competition for my book.  Hollywood or Bust is a fun, summer read, filled with wit and whimsy.”  She further adds, “I won’t be going to the rewards ceremony, however, as it takes place in New York.”

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

 

Press Release

May 9, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD OR BUST  WINS AWARD.

San Francisco Book Festival Recognizes Excellence.

 The San Francisco Book Festival, organized by JM Northern Media LLC, announced the winners of its annual contest celebrating the best books of the spring on May 6.

A panel of experts judged the books in several categories, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, history and business, for general excellence and the potential to reach a wider audience.  Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown received Honorable Mention in the Wild Card category

Although not taking the top spot, author Susan Marg is pleased with the results, as Hollywood or Bust was released just a few weeks ago.  “I believe this award validates my perception that we are endlessly fascinated with the movies and the people who make them,” she comments, adding, “It’s a fun read.”

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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 Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

 

Press Release

April 17, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CELEBRITIES SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT HOLLYWOOD.

It’s Not All Fun and Games Breaking Into the Biz

and Making it in the City of Angels.

Is Hollywood the happiest place on earth, next to Disneyland, or the most miserable? Is the road trip down the yellow brick road to fame and fortune worth the heartache and hard work, or is it a bust?  Even among those who have made it opinions vary.

There are certainly perks that come with the job.  “Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster,” says Sandra Bullock.  But as Bette Midler points out, “The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.”

Indeed the money is good.  Marlon Brando explains, “The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.”  However, there’s a loss of privacy.  “You don’t pick your nose, you know,” notes George Clooney, “Or, if you do, you do it under a desk somewhere.”

Still, it’s fun making movies.  “I think that movie sets, when they’re good, are a lot like sandboxes,” conveys Christopher Walken.  Charlie Sheen, too, depicts a movie set as “a playground for the imagination.” As far as living there?  Carrie Fisher believes, ”You can’t find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.”

Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown lets readers make up their own minds. Author Susan Marg culled over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks of actors, directors, writers, and others involved in making movies from magazines, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, and, in this day and age, the Internet.  All told the quotes convey what insiders think about themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself.

“It’s like overhearing a conversation at Starbucks,” Marg notes.

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.

 

 

Press Release

April 4, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CELEBRITIES HAVE MUCH TO SAY ABOUT HOLLYWOOD.

New Book Gives Insider Perspective.

Is there such a thing as too much information?  Not when it comes to Hollywood.

Movie fans obsessively follow their favorite actors on Twitter, read their autobiographies, and buy out issues of celebrity magazines to stay abreast of what’s happening. Now, Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown gives a unique perspective on what it’s like to live and work where stars are born and movies are made.

Author Susan Marg culled over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks of actors, directors, writers, and others involved in the business from magazines, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, and, in this day and age, the Internet.  All told the quotes convey what insiders think about themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself.

“Their observations, on one hand, are caustic, critical, and cynical,” Marg notes, “But they are also eye-opening, amusing, inspiring, and, in some cases, even endearing. She further adds, “Be prepared to be surprised.”

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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            Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins.  Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.