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Contest: The Book About the Real-Life Butler

posted by Nell Minow

butlerbookIn honor of my DVD Pick of the Week, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, I’m giving away a copy of the book that inspired it, the true story of Eugene Allen, the man who served as a White House butler.  The Washington Post’s Wil Haygood first found Allen as Barack Obama was about to be sworn in as the first African-American President.  With a foreword by the Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels, The Butler not only explores Allen’s life and service to eight American Presidents, from Truman to Reagan, but also includes an essay that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.

For your chance to win a copy, send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with Butler in the subject line and tell me which White House moment you would like to have witnessed.  Don’t forget your address!  (US addresses only.)  I’ll choose a winner at random on January 19.  Good luck!



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