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:
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