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  1. 1. Who is she? Carole Lombard 2. Why is she a favorite? Because she's timeless, beautiful, smart and funny -- both on and off screen. 3. What movie of hers is your favorite? Hands Across The Table, a likable performance 4. Where did you see it? I first saw it at a revival house in New York, and have loved it ever since. 5. When was it made? 1935
  2. Mamie Van Doren...behold the bullet bra!
  3. I have a blog related to Carole Lombard in particular and classic Hollywood in general. It's called "Carole & Co.," and since its inception in mid-June, we've featured at least one entry every day on Lombard, her life and times, and other film notables of that era. So far, we've received a pretty good reaction, and visitors (and contributors!) are always welcome. Check us out at http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/
  4. I was curious how I might find maps of Hollywood studios such as Paramount, MGM, etc. from the Golden Age. I found a map of Paramount from the early '90s online, and was wondering how much it differed from its early '30s counterpart. Anyone have some leads?
  5. "Jon... Brooks was a willful and self-destructive woman who started out as a dancer with Denishawn (she danced with Ted Shawn) and moved into films where she was rising fast at Paramount when she started to get "difficult" about her roles, leading men, etc. She really didn't care about being a movie star and bailed on her contract to go to Europe. When Paramount called her back for retakes on the new sound version of CANARY MURDER CASE she refused to come back. After her bug European successes in the Pabst films she cam back but Hollywood pretty much froze her out. She made minor appearances i
  6. "Yes, I like Carole Lombard enough to enjoy looking at over 1,000 images of her. Thank you, VP." Only several hundred of the images were of her. Can't ignore the Robert Montgomery and Gene Raymond fans, yuu know.
  7. A friend of mine who's an avid Lombard collector has seen "I Take This Woman" and said it was okay, but nothing special. I had never heard about Coop and Carole having a fling during the making of that film. Intriguing.
  8. For anyone who is a fan of Hitch's "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," check out this site...it's divided into four sub-albums, totaling more than 1,100 stills from that film (yes, you read that number currectly): http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/smithichcock/ A question: Had Lombard lived, which of the later Hitchcock films would she have been best suited for? (While we primarily think of her as a comedic actress, she did her share of dramatic roles, and many of them were quite good.)
  9. Thanks so much for the pics, coopsgirl. One of these days, I will have to do an entry on Cooper (an actor whose versatility is so often forgotten by today's audiences) and his ties to Lombard's career. (Today's entry commemoriates the 103rd anniversary of the birth of one of her cinema "rivals," the beautiful Constance Bennett.) In the meantime, a few more Carole pix: The above was a promotional pic for "Hands Across The Table." Here's a still shot from the film:
  10. ...several pics of my all-time favorite actress. If you'd like to learn more about her, check out my site, "Carole & Co.," at http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/
  11. "With pics of those gorgeous gams being posted I may have to skip playoff baseball tonight. Well someone must must have the the terrible duty of being a leg inspector. No Bosoxer or Rocky looks this fantastic." Hey, Carole would be watching...she loved baseball. BTW, if you like these pics, I invite you to check out my Lombard community, "Carole & Co.," for all sorts of information on her in particular and classic Hollywood in general. Find it at http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/
  12. Now that I've got the hang of it, how about a few more leggy Lombard shots?
  13. Have to put in a good word for my all-time fave, Carole Lombard. A talented athlete, her legs were magnificent, and rank with those of any classic star. Message was edited by: VP19 Message was edited by: VP19 Message was edited by: VP19
  14. Let's not forget two wonderful "screwball" films from the '30s: "Libeled Lady" and "Nothing Sacred."
  15. Carole Lombard and Myrna Loy -- two genuises at romantic comedy whose styles were 180 degrees apart.
  16. The choices were all intriguing, but lzcutter had what for me was the best blend of themes and ideas, so that's whom I'm voting for.
  17. Actors: William Powell, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Fred MacMurray, Clark Gable Actresses: Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert
  18. "I always wished that Carole Lombard had been cast in My Favorite Blonde with Bob Hope. Nothing against Madeleine Carroll who played the role. It's just that the teaming of Hope and Lombard would've been something very special, to see that screwball nuttiness in an early WWII setting. I often wonder if they ever met. In any case, a teaming of Bob Hope and Carole Lombard would have been comedy heaven." Yes, not only did Bob Hope and Carole Lombard meet, but their teaming has been preserved. It wasn't on film, but another medium: radio. In June 1941, they co-starred on "Lux Radio Theater" i
  19. The Lombard pic again, this time so you can see it directly: http://www.meredy.com/carolelombard/carole02.jpg It didn't work...what am I doing wrong? Message was edited by: VP19
  20. http://www.meredy.com/carolelombard/carole02.jpg Carole Lombard...and today (Oct. 6) marks the 98th anniversary of her birth!
  21. I'd love to see a Carole Lombard biopic, a really good one (and no, "Gable & Lombard" wasn't it). Her appeal and style is timeless, and with the right script a film bio could work beautifully. There are so many angles to her life -- her marriages to Gable and William Powell (and remaining on friendly terms with him after their divorce paid off when he insisted she play opposite him in "My Man Godfrey"), the generosity that made her so beloved in the film community, and of course the fateful war bond trip that would claim both Carole and her mother. Who could portray her? Two actresses
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