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Carole Lombard died in a plane crash 80 years ago 1.16.42

The late, great Carole Lombard died in a plane crash coming home from a war bonds rally. A month later, Lombard's last film, "To Be or Not to Be" was released. This satire about a group of Polish theatrical actors fighting the Nazis is both smart and hilarious. Carole Lombard and Jack Benny make a great team, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Here's my look at Lombard's fine finale:

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by Anonymousreply 145February 1, 2022 2:34 AM

Well, that had to suck.

by Anonymousreply 1January 15, 2022 11:38 AM

They identified her by her hair. There was nothing else left of her that was recognizable

by Anonymousreply 2January 15, 2022 11:43 AM

Who. Cares.

by Anonymousreply 3January 15, 2022 11:58 AM

Piss off, R3.

by Anonymousreply 4January 15, 2022 12:03 PM

Would she have been better as Scarlett O'Hara?

by Anonymousreply 5January 15, 2022 12:35 PM

No, Scarlett wasn’t blonde.

by Anonymousreply 6January 15, 2022 12:48 PM

Apparently, one of those stars beloved by all who knew her. Men esepcially adored her witty obsecne banter.

by Anonymousreply 7January 15, 2022 1:05 PM

She's my favorite actress of all time. She had such a lightness about her, even back in her Mack Sennett days (I wish I could find a clip, it has been too long since I've seen any of the early film).

My Man Godfrey is still genius today, in fact, the Forgotten Men sequence could be today, except no president of a bank would end up homeless so his customers did not suffer, as they did in the fantasy of the 1930s.

Godfrey is in the public domain, but treat yourself, and find a good print, which this is not- Watch it. So many great performances.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 15, 2022 1:11 PM

Nothing's Sacred could be remade today with Hazel being a social media star:

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by Anonymousreply 9January 15, 2022 1:13 PM


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by Anonymousreply 10January 15, 2022 1:16 PM

The wreckage of the plane was never removed.

It was considered too dangerous to even attempt it.

It's a treacherous trek, but there are those who have hiked up to the wreckage and photographed pieces of the fuselage.

by Anonymousreply 11January 15, 2022 1:26 PM

R6, Neither was Carole.

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by Anonymousreply 12January 15, 2022 1:31 PM

Carole was rushing home to LA after she heard that hubby Clark Gable was having an affair with Lana Turner. That's why she took a risky flight in bad weather.

She was a close friend of Lucille Ball, who encouraged her protege Carole Cook to change her name after her.

by Anonymousreply 13January 15, 2022 1:32 PM

Carole should have won The Oscar for My Man Godfrey instead of Luise Reiner.

Clark Gable was buried with her when he died 19 years later, instead of his current wife. I started a thread on this when I read about it, linked below.

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by Anonymousreply 14January 15, 2022 1:40 PM

Love her. Terrific actress.

by Anonymousreply 15January 15, 2022 1:48 PM

I read that she flipped a coin - heads , take train , tails, plane ✈️.

by Anonymousreply 16January 15, 2022 2:09 PM

I don't understand how any of her hair coukd be left after being on fire for hours

by Anonymousreply 17January 15, 2022 2:14 PM

R14, Gable is interred next to Carole, and next to her is her mother, Elizabeth Peters, who also perished in the crash.

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by Anonymousreply 18January 15, 2022 2:15 PM

So for people interred in a wall instead of in the earth, are the bodies/caskets still pretty much as they were?

by Anonymousreply 19January 15, 2022 2:19 PM

No, r19. They explode and their is a draining system to deal with it. Death of the flesh is disgusting. The soul is eternal

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by Anonymousreply 22January 15, 2022 2:43 PM

When we die, our souls don’t age past 30. We are young again!

by Anonymousreply 23January 15, 2022 2:45 PM

Carole's first husband was William Powell, who was engaged to that other tragic blonde of the '30s, Jean Harlow, whose last film was "Saratoga" with Clark Gable.

Gable and Lombard's first public outing as a couple was at Harlow's funeral and pissed off their respective studios since Clark was still legally married to Rhea Langham.

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by Anonymousreply 24January 15, 2022 2:49 PM

Orson Welles was convinced that the plane was shot down by nazis in the desert . Remember, Pearl Harbor had happened only months ago.

by Anonymousreply 25January 15, 2022 3:09 PM

Month ago

by Anonymousreply 26January 15, 2022 3:24 PM

Robert Stack was fuckalicious back then

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by Anonymousreply 27January 15, 2022 3:30 PM

I feel ready to let my grief go.

by Anonymousreply 28January 15, 2022 3:35 PM

[quote]When we die, our souls don’t age past 30. We are young again!

That explains Palm Springs.

by Anonymousreply 29January 15, 2022 3:37 PM

Here's some color footage of Lombard's last appearance, where Carole had just helped raise 2 million dollars in war bonds...

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by Anonymousreply 30January 15, 2022 4:29 PM

R16, Yes, her mother and Gable's publicist, Otto Winkler, were afraid of flying and insisted on the original plan to travel by train. But Lombard was anxious to get back home so they flipped a coin.

by Anonymousreply 31January 15, 2022 5:33 PM

R13, Carole was frequently on the set of "Honky Tonk" (1941) to make sure there was no funny business going on between her husband and Lana Turner. She was well aware of Lana's party girl reputation and Clark's eye for the young ladies. When she learned that Clark and Lana were to be paired again for "Somewhere I'll Find You" (1942) she hit the roof. They supposedly fought about Lana before Carole left for Indiana on the war bond drive. Whether Clark and Lana actually had an affair we will never know. Lana, of course, denied it.

Lana was actually fired from "Somewhere I'll Find You" for marrying Artie Shaw without Louis B. Mayer's permission, and was replaced with Esther Williams. However, by the time the film went into production, Lana had divorced Artie and was back in Mayer's good graces.

After Lombard's death, Gable requested that the title "Somewhere I'll Find You" be changed. The new title was to be "Red Light," but MGM did the old switcheroo and changed it back upon its release.

by Anonymousreply 32January 15, 2022 6:11 PM

It's always a point of interest to see how different cinematographers lit her to mitigate her facial scars. The best was Ted Tetzlaff.

by Anonymousreply 33January 15, 2022 6:26 PM

R33, There was only one facial scar.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 15, 2022 6:46 PM

[quote] Gable is interred next to Carole

Next to her hair (that's all that was left)?

by Anonymousreply 35January 15, 2022 7:23 PM

burned naugahyde and chiffon.

by Anonymousreply 36January 15, 2022 7:25 PM

White chiffon. Terracotta pots.

by Anonymousreply 37January 15, 2022 7:32 PM

[quote]But Lombard was anxious to get back home so they flipped a coin.

Can't win for losin'.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 15, 2022 7:35 PM

There's this guy on a site I frequent who has visited the crash site many times over the years and has found bits of Lombard's ruby jewelry she was wearing that night among other souvenirs.

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by Anonymousreply 41January 15, 2022 7:40 PM

R35, it was more than just her hair:

[quote]A Vegas store owner and some soldiers had succeeded in shifting a hunk of the TWA-3’s wing that had settled near the cliff. Beneath it were three bodies. They were badly broken and burned but mostly intact. One was a man and the other two, women.

[quote]Third degree burns from the fuel fire had made the bodies unrecognizable apart from their general figures. One of the women, the one with the most delicate figure, rested face down in the snow. This body had no left arm and its head had nearly been sheared off in the crash. A volunteer put out one gloved hand and gently turned the body over. The woman’s face was as unrecognizable as the rest of her body, but there was a half-burnt envelope beneath the body. It was a personal schedule of Lombard’s War Bonds appearances.

[quote]Eddie Mannix tromped over and saw the envelope. He looked down at the mangled corpse. His eyes traveled from foot to face and then rested on the blackened skull. The hair had burnt away, but a single patch had somehow been protected from the fire. One curled lock of familiar blond hair.

[quote]Eddie Mannix nodded. It was Carole.

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by Anonymousreply 42January 15, 2022 7:52 PM

I've never seen a body in that condition!

by Anonymousreply 43January 15, 2022 7:54 PM

R35, I like hair.

by Anonymousreply 44January 15, 2022 8:32 PM

I wish I could find the whistleblower interview where it was revealed that a UFO shot down her plane in response to the US 's secret policy (at the time) to shoot down any UFO in US air space. The government pages on this "accident" are still blacked out even to this day. The whistleblower said that FDR warned many closest to him (she was one of his biggest supporters) about flying during this time as planes even "mysteriously caught fire" on the runways around the globe. This was the most dangerous time of flying up to that point The "Battle Of Los Angeles" (which many eyewitnesses reported as 1 large UFO overhead) happened shortly after her famous crash on 2-24-42.

This report down below has some of the UFO details but it lacks the whistleblower's account of events =

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by Anonymousreply 45January 15, 2022 9:15 PM

R45, that post is so whack that I won't even click the link. What kind of crazy exists beyond one click? I'll never know...

by Anonymousreply 46January 15, 2022 9:26 PM

Earthfiles has 15 search results for "Carol Lombard" =

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by Anonymousreply 47January 15, 2022 9:33 PM

For a good chuckle, see Lana Turner on Phil Donahue promoting her mea culpa memoirs! Right off the bat, Phil asks her about rumors that Carole chose to fly home to be back with Gable, rather than take the train. Lana insists that she and "Mr. Gable" were just friends... Or that Tyrone was the love of her life... And keep watching for Lana's insistence she wasn't truly an alcoholic... ...Or that there was no feud between Lana and Jane "Bangs" Wyman... Turner plays the MGM great lady here, but the good-natured broad peeps out...

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by Anonymousreply 48January 15, 2022 11:10 PM

From Fort Wayne, Indiana

by Anonymousreply 49January 15, 2022 11:15 PM

Schock's g grandma?

by Anonymousreply 50January 15, 2022 11:17 PM

Human remains have nothing to do with the soul

by Anonymousreply 51January 15, 2022 11:34 PM

Here's a Criterion promo for "To Be or Not To Be," well worth watching...

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by Anonymousreply 52January 16, 2022 11:45 AM

Awful to hear the grisly details

by Anonymousreply 53January 16, 2022 12:07 PM

At least she still had hair.

by Anonymousreply 54January 16, 2022 12:20 PM

On a happier note, here's some home movies of Carole Lombard, who was quite the live wire, as well as great beauty, too...

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by Anonymousreply 55January 16, 2022 1:38 PM

Wasn't there stories that Carole did t really agree with hunting but did it as a way to please "Pa"?

by Anonymousreply 56January 16, 2022 2:10 PM

She was vivacious

by Anonymousreply 57January 16, 2022 3:37 PM

Please read the book Fireball by Robert Matzen. It’s harrowing yet fascinating (“I couldn’t put it down!”) and is a blend of her life and what happened around the time of the crash. I keep checking back to see if he’s written any new books because I enjoyed this one so much. Lombard was really adorable in My Man Godfrey - such a tragedy to lose her so young.

by Anonymousreply 58January 16, 2022 3:55 PM

Was she aware that they were crashing? I have a feeling they were awake because they were only an hour from LA

by Anonymousreply 59January 16, 2022 4:11 PM

I don't believe they were aware - the official version is the pilot miscalculated the height of the mountain and crashed right into it without trying to pull the nose up.

by Anonymousreply 60January 16, 2022 4:12 PM

How awful to die in active terror, with an understanding what's likely to happen and no ability to control it.

by Anonymousreply 61January 16, 2022 4:13 PM

Did they burn to death?

by Anonymousreply 62January 16, 2022 4:14 PM

R62 no the impact would have killed everyone immediately. Still a very horrible and violent way to die.

by Anonymousreply 63January 16, 2022 4:17 PM

R24 Rhea was my grandmother’s cousin.

by Anonymousreply 64January 16, 2022 4:18 PM

The plane was only 80 feet away from clearing the mountain. Just a mere 80 feet higher and they all would've been fine.

by Anonymousreply 65January 16, 2022 4:18 PM

"Cock-a-doodle-doo, any cock'll do!"

by Anonymousreply 66January 16, 2022 4:19 PM

R63, did they feel impact?

by Anonymousreply 67January 16, 2022 4:44 PM

Love this photo of her:

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by Anonymousreply 68January 16, 2022 4:54 PM

R67 I hope not, from what I can understand the split second of impact and explosion would be too quick for the brain to process

by Anonymousreply 69January 16, 2022 5:56 PM

She was one of the few who could do both comedy and drama equally well. She's wonderful in the "race against time to save sick baby" melodrama MADE FOR EACH OTHER (39).

by Anonymousreply 70January 16, 2022 6:14 PM

Here's my take on "Made For Each Other," which came out in '39, Jimmy Stewart's big breakout year in Hollywood

Interesting that Carole and Jimmy were born the same year, she long a big star, him just starting. 3 years later, Lombard was dead, and Stewart in the service for WWII.

Made for Each Other really shows off Carole and Jimmy's naturalistic acting as newlyweds in their first year of marriage. There's several good and free copies on YouTube.

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by Anonymousreply 71January 16, 2022 6:58 PM

R64, Rhea or Ria was a Texas socialite whom the ambitious Gable latched on to during his climb to the top of screen stardom. She put up with his dalliances with Joan Crawford and Loretta Young and countless other starlets as long as he returned home and made her look good as the wife of America's #1 Movie Star. Movie fans had her back and admonished Clark if they suspected he was cheating on her.

But with Carole it was different. When it became known that Clark and Carole were an item, the fans turned on Rhea and admonished [italic]her[/italic] for keeping the pair from marital bliss. Rhea saw the writing on the wall and filed for divorce, but demanded $300,000 for the trouble. Clark took a loan from Louis B. Mayer and had to finally agree to do "Gone With The Wind" in exchange. (He had already been signed to play Rhett Butler, but he kept threatening to drop out of the picture.)

by Anonymousreply 72January 16, 2022 7:38 PM

It's amazing, because of film, we're still talking about an actress who died 80 years ago. I doubt that in 1942 they was much discussion about the actresses of 1862.

by Anonymousreply 73January 16, 2022 9:32 PM

Yes r73! Film brings history to life

by Anonymousreply 74January 16, 2022 9:42 PM

Probably because the first commercial film was released in 1903, and even if your every day person cared about stage actresses, Broadway didn’t really become a thing until the late 1870’s.

by Anonymousreply 75January 16, 2022 9:44 PM

Sounds like it was the same kind of crash as what Patsy Cline was in.

by Anonymousreply 76January 16, 2022 10:37 PM

R76, Patsy's plane crashed into the swampy woods of Camden, but the way "Sweet Dreams" portrayed it, they crashed into the face of a mountain in an explosive fireball.

Patsy's manager Randy Woods was a non-instrument rated pilot and attempted to navigate through adverse weather conditions by visuals only, became disoriented, and crashed... much like JFK, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 77January 16, 2022 11:03 PM

^^ Randy Hughes, I meant.

by Anonymousreply 78January 17, 2022 2:34 AM

Why would anyone care what happened 80 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 79January 17, 2022 2:54 AM

Poor Patsy cline

by Anonymousreply 80January 17, 2022 3:14 AM

R76 Patsy's plane never exploded, it smashed into the ground and crumpled. As R77 points out, it was changed for the movie as I guess it made a more dramatic scene where clearly there could be no survivors

by Anonymousreply 81January 17, 2022 7:05 AM

I ain't ever heard of her, she must not have been much of a star.

by Anonymousreply 82January 17, 2022 11:52 PM

Lol R82 Biggest star in her time

by Anonymousreply 83January 17, 2022 11:54 PM

R81, were the passengers aware it was going down?

by Anonymousreply 84January 17, 2022 11:55 PM

On The Twentieth Century is an incredible comedy. Everyone is on the top of their game, and it never stops. I watch it every year.

by Anonymousreply 85January 18, 2022 12:03 AM

Carole Lombard was a major movie star in that era, she was as big as Hepburn, Davis and Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 86January 18, 2022 12:04 AM

r85 I also love that film. It's fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 87January 18, 2022 12:05 AM

R87 Oh shit, I mean Twentieth Century, 'On The...' was the Musical. Carole in her panties....woof.

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by Anonymousreply 88January 18, 2022 12:14 AM

I liked "Nothing Sacred" from 1937 with Lombard and Fredric March, directed by William Wellman.

by Anonymousreply 89January 18, 2022 2:32 AM

Carole Lombard was a great star in her era, a great beauty, and considered to be one of the great comic actresses. For those not familiar, check Carole's films out, Lombard's surprisingly modern in her acting style. And made some comedy classics, too.

by Anonymousreply 90January 18, 2022 1:08 PM

What roles would Carole have excelled in, had she lived?

by Anonymousreply 91January 18, 2022 7:43 PM

R91 Any she wanted. Really good question.

by Anonymousreply 92January 18, 2022 7:52 PM

What was on her Victrola?

by Anonymousreply 93January 18, 2022 7:55 PM

Was she ever considered for Scarlett?

by Anonymousreply 94January 18, 2022 7:56 PM

When I think of Carole, I think of Helen Gallagher...

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by Anonymousreply 96January 19, 2022 12:21 AM

What was Carole like off screen?

by Anonymousreply 97January 19, 2022 12:21 AM

These are the kind of threads I love on DL.

by Anonymousreply 98January 19, 2022 12:24 AM

[quote] What was Carole like off screen?

Bawdy, funny, sexy, unpretentious, down to earth, fun. She was well liked by everyone, like that other tragic Hollywood blonde Jean Harlow.

She and Gable were perfect for each other. They called each other "Ma" and "Pa." She was Gable's true love and he never got over her death. He remarried twice, but both wives were substitutes for her. He was reported as saying after her death "Why did Ma have to go? Did you ever see anyone more beautiful? There was never a person in this world who was so generous, so full of fun. Goddamn it, why Ma?"

by Anonymousreply 99January 19, 2022 12:43 AM

R94, if I recall, in "The Scarlett O'Hara War," Carole Lombard (Sharon Gless) screen tested for the part of Scarlett, but eventually joined Tallulah Bankhead (Carrie Nye) in dumping their bowls of soup on David O. Selzick's head.

by Anonymousreply 100January 19, 2022 12:43 AM

^^ That never happened in real life.

by Anonymousreply 101January 19, 2022 12:50 AM

R99, so sad

by Anonymousreply 102January 19, 2022 12:50 AM

Carole may have loved Gable but she was openly critical of his abilities in bed.

"I love Pa dearly, but if he were one inch shorter he would be the Queen of Hollywood, not the King."

by Anonymousreply 103January 19, 2022 12:53 AM

I love this picture, Carole presenting Clark with ham at the wrap party for "No Man of Her Own."

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by Anonymousreply 104January 19, 2022 1:13 AM

I don't think that quote at R103 is accurate. I always heard she said "You know I love Pa, but I can't say he's a helluva good lay." Or “God knows I love Clark, but he's the worst lay in town.” Or "I adore Clark but he's a lousy lay." Something along those lines. Anyway, Gable didn't have to put a lot of effort into his lovemaking because he didn't HAVE to. Women went after him like flies to a honey pot. Joan Blondell said "he affected all females, unless they were dead."

by Anonymousreply 105January 19, 2022 1:16 AM

So, a bad fuck with terrible breath AND a cheater. Not so sure Gable/Lombard would have lasted. She could've done better.

by Anonymousreply 106January 19, 2022 1:34 AM

[quote]R14: Carole should have won The Oscar for My Man Godfrey instead of Luise Reiner.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 107January 19, 2022 1:36 AM

Calling your lover ma or pa is creepy and a sexual turn off

by Anonymousreply 108January 19, 2022 1:36 AM

Why this movie wasn't a blockbuster...well...

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by Anonymousreply 109January 19, 2022 1:42 AM

I adore Mr and Mrs Smith, one of the few Hitchcock comedies. She is just so fuckable.

by Anonymousreply 110January 19, 2022 2:57 AM

She does anger well.

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by Anonymousreply 111January 19, 2022 2:59 AM

[quote] So, a bad fuck with terrible breath AND a cheater. Not so sure Gable/Lombard would have lasted. She could've done better.

How could she have done better than "The King of Hollywood?" By the way, Gable, who had faults like everybody does, was also as universally liked as Lombard was. Women loved him; men liked him. Offscreen he was very different from his cocky, wise cracking, sexually aggressive screen image. In real life he was a self deprecating, unassuming regular guy who liked to go fishing and hunting. He was as unpretentious as Lombard was. I think Lombard liked all these qualities about him. Although he was the biggest of "stars" he didn't act like one. That was probably one of the things about him all women found attractive.

by Anonymousreply 112January 19, 2022 3:32 AM

Lombard and first husband William Powell.

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by Anonymousreply 113January 19, 2022 5:13 AM

Gable couldn't have been that bad in bed. Crawford went back again and again.

Joan knew what she wanted and certainly knew what she was doing.

by Anonymousreply 114January 19, 2022 5:39 AM

One of my childhood memories was watching a Gable movie with my Dad, and he points out how Gable must have really bad breath, because you can see the actress recoiling a little bit when Gable pulls her close and utters a line in her face.

by Anonymousreply 115January 19, 2022 1:41 PM

Marlene Dietrich and Carole. Dietrich was gorgeous in the 30s.

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by Anonymousreply 116January 19, 2022 7:23 PM

I think Carole Lombard would have made a great Margo Channing. And I love Bette in that part...

by Anonymousreply 117January 19, 2022 7:52 PM

Who knows how bad Gable's breath was. But he was a great kisser, as evidenced from his movies.

by Anonymousreply 118January 19, 2022 8:50 PM

When King Tinymeat took out his teeth, he was wonderful at cunnilingus.

by Anonymousreply 119January 24, 2022 1:12 PM

80 years ago? 8 decades? 4 to 5 generations? Has it been that long? My gosh! How time flies. Mother would have been 4 years old. Where does the time go!?

by Anonymousreply 120January 24, 2022 1:53 PM

It was hard to be beautiful and funny onscreen, but she was able to pull it off. Her and Kay Kendall, maybe.

by Anonymousreply 121January 24, 2022 3:03 PM

I love this shot by Hurrell.

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by Anonymousreply 122January 24, 2022 6:45 PM

What becomes a legend most?

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by Anonymousreply 123January 24, 2022 6:56 PM

Another Hurrell shot of Carole…

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by Anonymousreply 124January 24, 2022 7:39 PM

R116, I wonder if they ever hooked up

by Anonymousreply 125January 25, 2022 1:31 AM

Carole was strictly dickly. Claudette Colbert, however, liked the lady ham so maybe Marlene got a piece of that.

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by Anonymousreply 126January 25, 2022 1:54 AM

R126, how do you know? So many women were occasionally bisexual in that era of Hollywood

by Anonymousreply 127January 25, 2022 1:58 AM

There has never been anything about Carole Lombard being bi. Colbert and Dietrich, of course, have had plenty of confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 128January 25, 2022 2:00 AM

[quote] It was hard to be beautiful and funny onscreen

Don't forget me, bitches!

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by Anonymousreply 129January 25, 2022 2:09 AM

Carole once commented that she found Gary Cooper feminine.

Her true love, pre-Gable, was crooner Russ Columbo, who was as popular as Bing Crosby.

Columbo was accidentally killed while inspecting a gun with a friend.

by Anonymousreply 130January 25, 2022 5:29 AM

Russ and Carole. Russ died in 1934 at the age of 26. Carole died in 1942 at the age of 33.

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by Anonymousreply 131January 25, 2022 5:55 AM

Lombard by John Englestead

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by Anonymousreply 132January 26, 2022 5:11 AM

^^ I meant [italic]Engstead[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 133January 26, 2022 5:14 AM

I was wondering why she stopped sending me Christmas cards.

by Anonymousreply 134January 26, 2022 5:41 AM

"Carole once commented that she found Gary Cooper feminine. "

Who moi?

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by Anonymousreply 135January 26, 2022 8:09 AM

Why did they not let her play Scarlett?

by Anonymousreply 136January 26, 2022 5:28 PM

Carole Lombard, like Joan Crawford, couldn't do period work. They were too modern.

by Anonymousreply 137January 26, 2022 7:01 PM

[quote] Why did they not let her play Scarlett?

Because Vivien Leigh was perfect for the role. The absolute perfect choice to play Scarlett O'Hara.

by Anonymousreply 138January 26, 2022 11:49 PM

VL wasn't even American, she was British. What the hell would she have known about the American South?

by Anonymousreply 139January 29, 2022 5:54 AM

[quote] L wasn't even American, she was British. What the hell would she have known about the American South?

She was an ACTRESS. She could PRETEND to be something she was not. Get it?

by Anonymousreply 140January 29, 2022 6:12 AM

It was said back than, that in the South, they'd rather have a Brit playing Scarlet than a Yankee (Davis, Hepburn etc.)

by Anonymousreply 141January 29, 2022 7:21 AM

Carole did come off very smart, strong, and modern. Can totally see her playing the kind of career women Roz and Joan played in the '40s. I think Carole Lombard could have made a helluva Margo Channing, too.

by Anonymousreply 142February 1, 2022 1:42 AM

In the 1950s, Carole would have gone into television and either hosted her own anthology show like Loretta Young did or starred in a sitcom like Lucy did.

by Anonymousreply 143February 1, 2022 2:01 AM

She was more modern than all of us put together.

by Anonymousreply 144February 1, 2022 2:25 AM

Carole was great in everything she did. She was so lucky that her final film was such a classic. And, it can be said she actually gave her life for her country's war effort.

Gable seemed like a good guy. He was actually friends with Hattie McDaniel. He didn't want to attend the GWTW premiere in Atlanta once he discovered she wasn't invited. It is said he refused until Selznick got her to give him permission. He also was known for attending her legendary parties which only a few white celebrities did.

by Anonymousreply 145February 1, 2022 2:34 AM
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