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Remembering my father on his day

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 18, 2017

I had a better relationship with my father (shown above) than Carole Lombard had with hers. My dad, also named Vincent, was a low-key but thoughtful man who accomplished quite a lot in his 58-plus years on this earth, and he inspires me to this day.In my 10 years of writing this blog, I haven't disc read more

10 years, 3,333 entries: Celebrating a decade

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 13, 2017

What a milestone.A decade ago today, I decided to convert my affection for Carole Lombard, my favorite classic-era actress, into a blog saluting both her and the golden age of Hollywood. Look where it's taken me -- both figuratively and literally.At the start, I envisioned this site as a nice way to read more

For women, a 'Wonder'-ful weekend at the box office

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 4, 2017

This just in from Hollywood Heaven, as we break in on a conversation between Carole Lombard and Ginger Rogers:Lombard: Hey, Ginger, did you just get the news? We're super at the box office! Well, not us specifically, but--Rogers: Just what are you talking about? I mean, I'm glad UCLA restored your " read more

We'll always have Warsaw: Here's looking at 'To Be,' 75 years later

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 3, 2017

Does it sometimes seem as if Carole Lombard's best films often are overshadowed by contemporary rivals? For example, "Twentieth Century" (above), her breakthrough movie, is a comedy classic, but it tends to be ignored in favor of its far more popular Columbia stablemate, "It Happened One Night." Sim read more

Profiling the 'invaluable' Lombard, part 3

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 2, 2017

We enter the home stretch of our three-day analysis of Carole Lombard items up for auction June 26 via Profiles in History in Calabasas, Calif., examining the last six lots of Lombard-related memorabilia. (A glance at my archive reveals this is the first time since early May 2016 that I've had entri read more

Profiling the 'invaluable' Lombard, part 2

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 1, 2017

We're entering the middle leg of examining the 18 lots of Carole Lombard items to be auctioned June 26, part of Profiles in History's classic Hollywood retrospective at And speaking of legs, check out Carole showing hers off aboard a yacht just off the coastline. Who wouldn't want to read more

Profiling the 'invaluable' Lombard, part 1

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 31, 2017

It's always exciting when Carole Lombard rarities are put up for auction, and on June 26, Profiles in History, based in Calabasas, Calif., is putting up items that amaze even me. A total of 18 lots include Lombard-related material; we'll examine them in three groups of six, with information from inv read more

A totalitarian look at 'To Be or Not To Be'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 27, 2017

Carole Lombard's final film, the Ernst Lubitsch dark comedy "To Be or Not To Be," long has been a subject for serious criticism -- even soon after its initial release in the spring of 1942, when New York Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote some less-than-complimentary comments about it (http://www.ny read more

Meet the press (sheets)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 26, 2017

A glance today at Carole Lombard memorabilia available at eBay led to the discovery of press sheets from four of her early 1930s Paramount films -- "Up Pops the Devil," (above, with Norman Foster), "Fast and Loose," "No One Man" and "Sinners in the Sun."We'll start with 1930's "Fast and Loose," Lomb read more

In NYC this June? Then feel the 'touch'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 23, 2017

There they are, my all-time favorite actress and director, Carole Lombard and Ernst Lubitsch, during production of what would be Carole's final film, the dark comedy classic "To Be Or Not To Be." What makes Lubitsch and his urbane, bawdy-without-being-bawdy style (often described as "the Lubitsch" t read more

More Lombard allegations from Mr. Porter

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 20, 2017

We last examined Hollywood biographer Darwin Porter's writing about Carole Lombard in his 2005 book about Howard Hughes ( In it, he wrote Lombard had an affair with Howard Hughes, something alleged by other biographers, including Larry Swindell in "Sc read more

The Five Stars Blogathon (for National Classic Movie Day): My selections

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 15, 2017

Tuesday, May 16 happens to be National Classic Movie Day (the third annual celebration of vintage movies), and this Carole Lombard fan is participating in an event sponsored by the Classic Film & TV Cafe. Specifically, it's called the Five Stars Blogathon.The premise is simple: List your five favori read more

Phoning it in

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 10, 2017

Been awhile since I've examined eBay for Carole Lombard items -- I've had other things on my mind lately -- but I came across this piece I'd never seen before. I believe it's from "The Gay Bride," judging from the dress she has on, but I can't confirm anything from this pic.I do know it's an origina read more

A long time ago, in a Culver City far, far away...

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 2, 2017

This still from "To Be Or Not To Be" is the closest I could get to picturing Carole Lombard -- who never made a sci-fi film -- as Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia of "Star Wars" fame: Why do I bring this up? Because my Facebook friend Dan Day Jr. just did an entry for his "The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog read more

A kingly salute to Clark on TCM

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 29, 2017

I wasn't yet born when Carole Lombard was alive, but Clark Gable and I shared the earth for several years -- in fact, I was a kindergarten student when he passed away in November 1960. But he's gained generations of fans in ensuing decades, largely because he played this, arguably the most iconic ro read more

Here comes Cortez -- on screen and in print

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 24, 2017

If you're a fan of everyone's favorite pre-Code bad guy, Ricardo Cortez (shown with Carole Lombard in the only film they made together, 1932's "No One Man"), good news: Turner Classic Movies in the U.S. is showing plenty of Cortez on Thursday, the 40th anniversary of his passing. The bad news for Lo read more

A double dose of Lombard at the TCM Classic Film Festival

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 23, 2017

It's arguably the most pivotal picture in Carole Lombard's career, the movie that turned her from a rather directionless all-purpose star into the screen's best-loved purveyor of screwball comedy. And "Twentieth Century" will be part of the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival April 6-9 in Hollywood -- wh read more

We're going to 'Stand Tall!' Sunday. Join us.

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 10, 2017

We're not sure if this behind-the-scenes photo of a smiling Carole Lombard during production on "To Be Or Not To Be" was taken during a table read of the screenplay, but you can be sure that Lombard participated in many a script table read from her first talkie on. And this Sunday, I'll get a simila read more

A legacy in 'Jeopardy'?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 9, 2017

More proof that America's collective classic movie IQ has considerably diminished.I understand this photo of Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery was the introductory clue for an answer/question on tonight's episode of the popular game show "Jeopardy!", where Lombard has frequently been used as a so read more

RIP and thank you, Robert Osborne

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 6, 2017

He will be missed, not merely as the personality most identified with Turner Classic Movies but as an excellent writer and film historian. read more