Sunday, November 29, 2009

Looking Back ... And Ahead: Carole Lombard

Remember how Mary Pickford won the Katie Award for best actress of 1927-28 for her work in the comedy My Best Girl? Got this comment today from VP81955 (what a coincidence, my mother's name is VP81955), a copy editor who blogs about movies in her spare time:

Funny you mention Carole Lombard in this entry -- because she's in "My Best Girl." She plays a "flirty blonde salesgirl" who's spurned by Buddy Rogers.

At the time this was made, Lombard was age 18, coming off the 1926 automobile accident that caused some minor facial injury and derailed her budding career as a Fox starlet. This was made either before she signed with Mack Sennett or very early in her tenure there; not many people (even most Lombard biographers) are aware of this because she was unbilled.


For more about this -- including some stills from the film -- go to an entry I wrote at http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/33953.html


I did not know that, but I'm glad now I do. See, this is why I write this blog, to find out what I don't know. I've reposted one of the stills she mentions here. Head on over to her site to see the rest.

I'll be writing about Carole Lombard quite a bit in the future. Here's a photo to whet your appetite:

6 comments:

Zoe said...

wow i had no idea, what a discovery.
Thanks for sharing!
and thanks for joining my blog :)

VP81955 said...

Thank you for the plug for "Carole & Co." (we passed 1,000 entries earlier this month), and continued success with your site.

One thing, however...I'm male. (Just double-checked.)

Mythical Monkey said...

One thing, however...I'm male. (Just double-checked.)

Whoopsie. But I'll take your word for it.

I've been reading back through your site. Amazing stuff. I'd say it's indispensable to any fan of Carole Lombard or the Golden Age of movies.

Mythical Monkey said...

Oh, and Zoe, thanks for joining my blog. I look forward to following yours.

Lupner said...

Ooo, Carole Lombard was the bee's knees. Will look forward to upcoming posts.

Mythical Monkey said...

By the way, a couple of comments seem to have disappeared into the ether -- not deleted, just disappeared -- one from VP81955, the other from Zoe. Darn this technology.

They said, respectively:

Thank you for the plug for "Carole & Co." (we passed 1,000 entries earlier this month), and continued success with your site.

One thing, however...I'm male. (Just double-checked.)


and

wow i had no idea, what a discovery.
Thanks for sharing!
and thanks for joining my blog :)


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