A blogathon for the baddiesPosted by vp19 on 2014.02.13 at 08:48
Current mood: cold
Greetings from snowy Charlottesville, Va., which, unlike the Adirondacks experienced by Carole Lombard's character in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," isn't used to this sort of stuff...at least not this much of it. About eight inches has fallen in central Virginia as of this writing (with a few inches more to come), and nearly everything is closed. Fortunately, no power outages have yet been reported (knock wood) -- so here's today's entry, written from the warmth of home.
As we've noted several times of late, Carole & Co. is co-host of the upcoming Romantic Comedy Blogathon...but we're not the only future blogathon out there. I've agreed to participate in one that will take place about a week before ours, dealing with the characters we so love to hate...
This is such a big topic that it requires not one, not two, but three co-hosts, all beginning with the letter "s" (perhaps to evoke the hisses such baddies inspire) -- Shadows and Satin (http://shadowsandsatin.wordpress.com/
...or Sig Rumann as Col. "Concentration Camp" Ehrhardt in "To Be Or Not To Be"...
...but my selection is a relatively obscure one, yet one as oily as can be without being a Nazi officer or spoiled sister. He's C. Aubrey Smith, from the 1932 Columbia film "No More Orchids":
What makes his character so despicable? You'll learn in late April.
We don't have very many horizontals among Lombard's p1202 portraits for Paramount...but here's one, p1202-351 to be precise, and it's our latest LiveJournal header.