Monday, November 21, 2016

ANNOUNCING Carole Lombard: The Profane Angel Blogathon!!!


Something I don't say often enough on this blog is how much I love Carole Lombard. It's so hard to put into writing the way I feel about her. There is just something about her that makes anyone who comes into contact with her and her films fall in love with her.

This coming January 16th is the 75th anniversary of Carole's tragic death in a plane crash. She was returning to Hollywood after a successful bond-selling tour of the US. She was the first Hollywood casualty of the war. Only 33 years old, we will never know how Carole's life would have been if she had only taken the train as originally planned. But, we can honor her memory with a blogathon.

The Blogathon with run from January 16th to the 18th. I am co-hosting this tribute to Carole with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, who helped me celebrate Olivia de Havilland's 100th birthday with such smashing success.

Before I say goodbye to you all, come on
- join me in a big cheer - "V for Victory!"


RULES:

  • Since many of Carole's films are not widely available, we are allowing up to three duplicates. However, there are endless other subjects you could write about, such as her marriage to William Powell or Clark Gable, her WWII work, her films with Fred MacMurray, the fun parties she threw, her love of practical jokes, animals, and anything else about her life!

  • Once you have decided on your topic, let me know in the comments below or comment over on Crystal's blog. Please include the name of your blog and URL (it's easier for me to update the post that way; also, sometimes when I click on the commenters name I get their Google+ profile).

  • Finally, take one of these awesome banners made by Crystal and display it on your blog! Let's make Carole proud!!








ROSTER:

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Carole Lombard's Childhood Home and the Great Flood of 1913; & Carole Lombard's Star Sapphires

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: TBA

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: My Man Godfrey (1936)
 
Old Hollywood Films: Carole Lombard: The Screwball Queen
 
A Shroud Of Thoughts: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
 
All Good Things: Carole Lombard tribute
 
Love Letters To Old Hollywood: Hands Across The Table (1935)
 
Karavansara: To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
 
The Old Hollywood Garden: Twentieth Century (1934)
 
Christina Wehner: Made for Each Other (1939)
 
Smitten Kitten Vintage: Twentieth Century (1934)
 
Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: True Confession (1937)
 
Sleepwalking In Hollywood: Carole Lombard and Clark Gable (Relationship and marriage)
 
Carole & Co: Carole Lombard Blog: Review of the new edition of "Fireball" about the plane crash that ended Lombard's life
 
Silver Screenings: Nothing Sacred (1937)
 
Back To Golden Days: Carole’s WWII work, and TWA Flight 3, plane crash
 
The Flapper Dame: In Name Only (1939)
 
Critica Retro: Now and Forever (1934)
 
The Stop Button: Vigil In The Night (1940)
 
Pop Culture Reverie: Nothing Sacred (1937)
 
Mike's Take on the MoviesVirtue (1932)

Lauren Champkin: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Cinema Cities: To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
 
That William Powell Site: Carole Lombard & William Powell
 
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: The Princess Comes Across (1936)
 
Goose Pimply All Over: In Name Only (1939)
 
Taking Up Room: My Man Godfrey (1936)
 
Movie Rob: To Be or Not To Be (1942) & Made For Each Other (1939)
 
Widescreen World: Made For Each Other (1939)
 
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Lady By Choice (1934)

Classic Movie Hub: Carole Lombard and Clark Gable Pictorial

Whimsically Classic: Friendship of Lombard and Lucille Ball

5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! I love Carole Lombard.
    I'd like to write about her relationship with Clark Gable, if that topic is still available.

    -Cátia. xo
    Back to Golden Days (http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/)

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  2. Hey, I know it's early, but here's the link to my post:

    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2017/01/lombard-and-macmurray-fall-head-over.html

    Thanks for co-hosting this!

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    1. Thanks! I'll add it to Monday's post :)

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  3. I finally got my entry done for Old Hollywood Films.

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2017/01/carole-lombard-screwball-queen.html

    Thanks for hosting!

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