Win tickets for My Week With Marilyn

We’ve got another hot movie ticket competition courtesy of Roadshow Film Distribut0rs – 5 double passes to the movie My Week With Marilyn. The movie is released in New Zealand on March 8, 2012.
coverEarly in the summer of 1956, American film star Marilyn Monroe  set foot on British soil for the first time.  On honeymoon with her husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe came to England to shoot The Prince and the Showgirl – the film that famously united her with Sir Laurence Olivier, the British theatre and film legend who directed and co-starred in the film.
That same summer, 23-year-old Colin Clark set foot on a film set for the first time in his life.  Newly graduated from Oxford, Clark aspired to be a filmmaker and found a job as a lowly production hand on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl.  Forty years later, he recounted his experiences of the six-month shoot in a memoir entitled, ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me.’ But one week in Clark’s account was missing.

You can read that account as  My Week with Marilyn from our library catalogue. To find more recommendations  check out our Read the book then see the film.

So how can you win? Just email and tell us who is your favourite Marilyn Monroe image or movie is –  email us at including your name, phone number, library card number and address. We’ll get in touch with the winners and hook you up with the tickets.

  • The competition is open to Christchurch City Libraries members.
  • Staff of Christchurch City Libraries and their immediate families are not able to enter.
  • Competition closes on Tuesday 6 March. Winners announced on 7 March.

New Zealand businesses exposed

New Zealand Business Who’s Who specialises in providing information about New Zealand industries and corporations. It contains over 100,000 key business contacts from over 17,000 key businesses.  Information on these businesses include:

  • Full contact details;
  • Staff numbers;
  • Names of company executives and corporate advisors;
  • Company products, services and brands;
  • Company websites;
  • Regular updates.

Who wouldn’t want a way to conduct business online? You can sit  outside in the sun with a glass of wine and a bar of chocolate and let your fingers network. Access this resource at the Source  from home with your library card number and PIN, or at our community libraries.

PS:  This is a lovely photo from our heritage image collection displaying a business from days gone by. Uncle Tom’s Cabin & Tearooms, North New Brighton, Christchurch : pictured on the step are two of the five proprietor/postmaster’s family who ran the store around 1911.