Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Califoria Girl: Miss USA 1959

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Small-town California Girl Dreams Big, Does Big in Scandalous New Memoir from Outskirts Press
When a beautiful student is discovered by a photographer, the chance meeting leads to a life in the spotlight in the new memoir, California Girl.
Carmel, CA – A dream and a chance encounter take a beautiful dreamer from a small town on the West Coast to the national stage in California Girl: Miss USA 1959. The newly released autobiography is published by Outskirts Press.
On the verge of graduating from Mount Shasta High School, Terry Huntingdon's advisor warned the “big fish in a small town” that UCLA, her preferred college, would chew her up and spit her out. But this California girl had a dream that nothing would crush. Approached by a photographer a few months into her freshman year, Terry began adventures that would take her all the way to the Miss California and Miss United States of America crowns, and far beyond.
This entertaining, candid memoir chronicles Terry Huntingdon Tydings’ multifaceted life and career experiences, from reigning beauty queen to working as an actor in television and motion pictures, making appearances with celebrities such as Bob Hope, Graucho Marx, Lawrence Welk, “Gunsmoke” star James Arness, singers Paul Anka, Fabian, Ricky Nelson and the iconic Victor Borge, as well as representing the United States as Hostess of the VIII Winter Olympic Games. Tydings shares charming, hilarious, even scandalous stories about the entertainment industry, the world of beauty pageants, and ultimately, the world of politics.
About the book:
California Girl: Miss USA 1959 by Terry Huntingdon Tydings
ISBN: 978-1-4787-1643-3
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: September 2013
Pages: 169
S.R.P.: $13.95
About the author:
Terry Huntingdon Tydings’ memoirs are informed by her varied, multi-layered careers. After reigning as Miss California and Miss United States of America, she worked as an actor in the motion picture and television industries. Modeling assignments took her to New York and Europe. She was a freelance photographer with the United States government and a staff member on Capitol Hill for California’s senior senator, Alan Cranston. Following her marriage to United States Senator Joseph Tydings, she became immersed in the world of politics, co-chaired and chaired fund-raising events in the nation’s capitol, and served as scheduler on Senator Gary Hart’s 1984 Presidential campaign. In 2011 she enrolled in The Writer’s Studio at Stanford University and was quickly immersed in her life-long passion of writing. She is currently adding finishing touches to her second memoir, Fire In The Head, which she occasionally puts aside to focus on a work of fiction. A fifth-generation Californian, Tydings lives in a century-old cottage overlooking the sea.

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