Giveaway: Woman in Gold Blu-ray & $50 Visa Gift Card


Update: This giveaway is closed.

Available on July 7th, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in Woman in Gold, the incredible story of a Jewish refugee who was forced to flee Vienna during World War II, and the paintings that were left behind.

When I saw Woman in Gold early this year, I was spellbound. The film had a poignant intensity about a particular time in history and it’s a story that demanded to be told.

In the film, Mirren plays Maria Altmann, a Viennese-born resident of Los Angeles, who in 1998 battled the Austrian authorities for ownership of the eponymous Klimt painting, stolen from her Jewish family by the Nazis. Altmann had lived in California since fleeing Europe with her husband during World War II when the death of her sister brought documents to light concerning a number of Klimt paintings and other valuables looted by the Nazis from the home of her well-heeled Viennese family.

One of the Klimts had special significance to her. An electric masterwork richly embellished with gold leaf, it depicted her beloved aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, who had lived with the Altmanns until her untimely death from meningitis at age 43, and was virtually a second mother to Maria and her sister. Hanging in the Belvedere Palace since the war, the painting had come to be regarded as Austria’s “Mona Lisa,” while the museum had conveniently buried the paperwork concerning its provenance.

If you want to know who won the case, you must see the film.

I’m giving away:


$50 Visa Gift Card to mark your moments in history

 To win, just comment below and tell me a story of a personal hero.

For an additional entry, tweet this:

I entered to win #WomanInGold Blu-ray + $50 Visa card via @hollychronicles! http://bit.ly/1J1yqFY

Winner will be selected randomly. This giveaway will end on Monday, July 13th at 9am EST. Winner will be posted here, on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize. Prize pack value: $84.99.

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post the same prize to facilitate the post.  Giveaway is courtesy of WOMAN IN GOLD.


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  1. iamalighthouse says

    Has a winner been chosen?

  2. steve weber says

    My mom is my personal hero – she was the real example of how to be selfless and kind even on her deathbed.. she was taken 3 years ago at age 55 from breast cancer.

  3. my dad is my hero – he taught me SO much when I was little, and he still teaches me stuff everyday and I can call him whenever I need help

  4. Rhonda Grisham says
  5. Rhonda Grisham says

    My personal hero is my mother. She battled several health issues throughout her life. She was then diagnosed with a rare incurable disease and became extremely sick. I never once heard her complain. Such a strong woman.

  6. Thomas Murphy says
  7. Thomas Murphy says

    My dad is my hero because he is the hardest worker I know.

  8. soha molina says

    My personal hero is m dad who dies for his country.

  9. Georgie C says
  10. Danielle D says

    My mom is my hero! She helps me anytime I need help and always has my back!

  11. Jessica To says

    My husband is my personal hero. He battled cancer in an incredibly strong way.

  12. Georgie C says

    My story is about an aquaintence named Vanna who cares for feral cats on a daily basis spending her pwn money that comes to thousands and thousands of dollars a year to help these poor abandoned creatures.

  13. My husband’s grandmom is one of my role models, especially when it comes to the positive aspects of aging. She is in her 70’s, does whatever she wants and asks permission from no one. She has multiple degrees, has spear-headed charities, opened businesses and directed productions. And somehow, her lipstick never fades!

  14. Julia Child has always been a hero of mine. She didn’t start cooking until later in life, and never ever changed who she was to fit what other people thought.

  15. Jennifer H. says

    My mom is my personal hero. She is always doing things to help others and help her community. I became a social worker because I was inspired by her.


    jenannhayden at yahoo dot com

  16. Tabathia B says
  17. Tabathia B says

    I would say my grandmother, she became a single mom in the early 1970s when my grandfather died and was raising her three younger children, as well as her sister’s kids when he was alive and my aunt’s two daughters (she was a teen mom). She was a mother of nine children and worked in a tobacco factory and in a store to take care of her dependents and never complained or made a big deal about this and went to church every Sunday even when she was going through chemotherapy until she passed away

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  18. Susan Christy says
  19. Susan Christy says

    My hairdresser and friend, Amber. Kicking cancer’s A$$ and will never give up. Love that girl!

  20. Amanda Sakovitz says
  21. Amanda Sakovitz says

    My personal hero is my grandma. She raised four kids, came over to america by herself when she was a teenager and worked two jobs.

  22. Erika W. says
  23. Erika W. says

    My husband is one of my personal heroes. At almost 30 he decided he wanted to join the military and wanted to be in special operations. Not an easy feat for some 18 year olds, let alone an almost 30 year old. But he went through all the training and made it through the rigorous schools. He deployed three times before he got out and is now in law enforcement. Still protecting and serving.

  24. My grandfather is my personal hero. He taught me what family really is about, to love unconditionally. You dont need to have money but when you have family, you have everything in the world. He was a fighter pilot in WWII and saw so many awful things, yet he was so strong and I just cant put into words how amazing he was. Everything we are is because of him!! What he did for all of us

  25. Ali Celestino says

    My mom is my hero she raised me right and taught me so much! She is one of the most caring people I know!, generous, kind loving and can make anyone laugh.

  26. Jessica mcfarlin says

    My mom is my hero she grew up with nothing. Works so very hard to give us everything she didn’t have. She truly is my hero

  27. Jessica Beard says
  28. Jessica Beard says

    My grandma is my hero! She has been through a lot in her life, but has always kept a positive attitude and a love for learning new things.

  29. My dad was my hero. He fought hard and always smiled through the pain. He could make anyone laugh. It’s been almost 2 years now, and I miss him every day.

  30. My dad is my hero. He was always there for me and was the most patient person I have ever meet. I miss him very much.

  31. Chantelle Walker says
  32. iamalighthouse says
  33. iamalighthouse says

    My aunt who has stayed strong and joyful through my uncle’s cancer.

  34. Solducky says

    My friend who has adopted two children, one with special needs, and is a total rockstar.

  35. My mom is my hero! She has been my biggest supporter my whole life and I know she has given up a lot to be there for me

  36. Kim Henrichs says

    My Great Grandmother was my personal hero. She traveled in a covered wagon across the mid-west with the early settlers of the Mormon church and at 100 years old could still recall the trip. She had such amazing work ethic and was the kindest person I’ve ever met to this day.

  37. Bernie W says
  38. Bernie W says

    My dad is my personal hero. He died when I was 10. He made sure that my family had enough money for my mom to raise me before he died. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  39. Chantelle Walker says

    My grandpa is my hero. He’s an amazing man; kind, hard working, giving, thoughtful, family-oriented, and the kind of the person you hope to be 50 years from now.

  40. Tyneisha says
  41. Tyneisha says

    My mom was my personal hero! She showed her 3 girls courage even when ill.

  42. My dad is my hero. He grew up in a big family without a whole lot and he worked hard to be successful and provide us a great life

  43. My cousin is my hero. She always encourages me and supports me in any way that she can to help me achieve my dreams.

  44. Mu husband is my personal hero. He has been the strength in our family since I met him at first supporting just me but then later our children and now grandchildren. He’s my rock.

  45. Juan Marquez Jr says
  46. Juan Marquez Jr says

    My personal hero is my friend, Vanessa. I went through a really traumatic experience a couple of months ago– I was raped. I didn’t know what to do and nobody was answering their phones. At that point, I hadn’t talked to Vanessa in months. We met because her ex-best friend was one of my close friends and so we would only hang out when we were with our mutual friend, but ever since their friendship fell apart, I hadn’t really seen or heard from her. I was in too much shock to be embarrassed because it had been so long since we talked, so I called her and she was on her way to work. I was hysterical and crying, but she literally called off work, came to my house to pick me up and drive me to the hospital to get checked. She stayed with me the entire day and kept reassuring me that everything was going to be alright and that it wasn’t my fault. She was there with me when I had to tell my mom what happened, which was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Thinking about it as I write this just makes me appreciate everything she did for me all the more. If win this prize, I would like to use the Visa gift card on a dinner for her, since it was her birthday this past weekend. She’s such an incredible, selfless, understanding, and caring person. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her. Thank you for the opportunity to share! I hope my entry is considered.

  47. My husband is my hero because he is always there for me

  48. @randigoblue

    My stepbrother who fought a courageous battle with a rare childhood cancer at the age of 23.

  49. Julie Wood says


  50. Julie Wood says

    My Dad is my personal hero because he raised 8 kids as the sole supporter of the family, and worked really hard to make sure that we all were healthy, happy and taken care of. I have so many happy times that I have spent with my Dad, and continue to spend time with him and do lots of fun stuff together.

  51. rachel cartucci says


    here is my tweet. Thanks and have a great week everyone.

  52. rachel cartucci says

    My sister is a personal hero of mine. A few years ago she fought off a rapist who broke into my house and he was caught because of her. She is supporting her family right now financially and still manages to be the best mother I have ever known. No matter what has happened she is always the voice of reason and always on the positive side.

  53. By far my mom is my personal hero. She is the most hard working, unselfish person I know!

  54. Lisa Brown says

    my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/618349865102217216
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  55. Lisa Brown says

    my aunt is my personal hero; beat the odds for cancer and is a fantastic role model for women.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  56. I’ve wanted to see this movie since it came out, but my husband’s back bak prevents us from sitting in bad theater seats. I can’t wait to see it.

    My hero is in several people – mostly women who valiantly dealt with adversity in their lives to find a way to use that to do good deeds in the world. They are my role model and ones I strive to be like and I hope to make them proud.

    I also tweeted your tweet.

  57. Nicole Dziedzic says
  58. Nicole Dziedzic says

    My personal hero is my dad, he had sacrificed a lot for me to get where i am at. So happy to call him my dad!

  59. shelly peterson says

    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  60. shelly peterson says

    My grandmother is my hero. She was such a loving selfless person. She was always helping others. My mom was a single mother of 4 and my grandma was always making sure we had what we needed and worked so hard.

  61. LAMusing says
  62. LAMusing says

    My mom is my hero – she went through cancer treatments in her late 70’s and did it with no complaints. By the way – she beat it. Which is not a testament to strength, but rather luck. But she was a trooper and I admire her.

  63. My husband is my hero, my life changed when I met him. Thanks to him I am born again in Christ.

  64. My husband is my hero, he is caring and responsible, also supports our family by working hard.

  65. My mom is my hero, she is a cancer survivor and always remains optimistic and positive.

  66. Jennifer Marie says
  67. Jennifer Marie says

    My mother is my hero. She has taught me to be a hard worker and to not give up.

  68. Janet W. says
  69. Janet W. says

    My mother is my hero. She started her own business in the 60s and was such a hard worker and set a great example for my sisters and I. She also took wonderful care of us and always made family come first.

  70. I have a friend who always gets up no matter what life throws at her! She is very resourceful.

  71. Mami2jcn says


  72. Mami2jcn says

    My husband is my hero. He rescued me from a bad childhood.

  73. Ellen Gervits says

    My daughters are my heroes. They were doing everything possible to help me during the last days of my husband life.

  74. My dad is my hero. He passed away less than a year ago. He brought his family to America, worked 2 full time jobs, and is someone I was always proud to call my dad.

  75. Pamela M says

    My hero is my grandmother who barely finished elementary third grade. She became the best steamstress by teaching herself.

  76. Amy Orvin says
  77. Amy Orvin says

    My mom is my personal hero! She is so caring and giving. She loves to help people and animals in need. She is very selfless and understanding. I truly trust my mom. She is one in a million!

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