A consummate actress, with an indelible flair for comedy, Carole Lombard will forever be immortalized as the ethereal beauty whose amiable charm and fun-loving nature lured her into the arms of Hollywood’s iconic legend and movie king, Clark Gable.
Almost seventy-five years since her tragic and untimely death in the catastrophic plane crash that extinguished her young life, Carole is primarily remembered for her wisecracking portrayals of maniacal heroines from the Screwball Comedies, but what many people don’t realize is that there was much more to Carole Lombard than these performances. In short, Carole Lombard was a successful motion picture actress whose versatility shone through in a diverse range of roles that epitomized Lombard’s skillful adaptability.
It is for this reason that Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies, and myself have decided to commemorate Carole Lombard on the 75th anniversary of her passing by hosting a blogathon, which will be solely dedicated to this immensely talented actress whose illuminating presence continues to adorn television screens worldwide.
With all that said, and without further ado, lets get onto the rules.
1. Bloggers are more than welcome to write about any topic related to Carole Lombard, or any aspect of her life and career. If you have a subject in mind, but your unsure whether it qualifies, just run it by Laura or me.
2. Because Carole Lombard has an illustrious filmography that consists of 79 acting credits, we will be allowing no more than three duplicates. There are a wealth of topics to go around, and remember, your choice doesn’t have to be a movie.
3. When: The Blogathon will be held on January 16th – 18th, 2017, so please post your entries on either of these dates.
4. If you want to write more than one entry, you’re more than welcome. However we will not be accepting links to previously published entries. All posts must be new material.
5. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Laura’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Laura at email@example.com. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s start honoring the one and only Carole Lombard.
ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS:
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: In Name Only ( 1939 ) and a profile on Carole’s life
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 )
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 Movies: Virtue ( 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 ) and Made For Each Other ( 1939 )
Widescreen World: Made For Each Other ( 1939 )
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Lady By Choice ( 1934 )