vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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Carole, keepin' things under her hat

Recently, I purchased a wonderful 4-CD compilation from Rhino called "One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds -- Lost & Found." It's comprised of 120 tracks from the 1960s featuring a wide array of female pop-rock acts, most of them group recordings by the Chiffons, Shangri-Las and Ronettes, among others, though some are from solo acts such as Lesley Gore, Jackie DeShannon, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield and even rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. (There are also two tracks by Carole King, who was born Carole Klein on Feb. 9, 1942, likely in honor of Lombard.) A few of the songs were minor hits, but many are gems that somehow got lost in the shuffle and will be new discoveries for most listeners. One of the things that makes the box set so fun is the packaging; the CDs and an accompanying booklet are enclosed in a container that looks like a hat box from a department store. Charming.

In honor of the set, here are some pictures of Carole Lombard -- some general publicity stills, others from movies -- keeping milliners in business:

And there's a long way to go where this is concerned. If there was a storage area full of hats Carole wore for photos, chances are if you opened the door they'd tumble out like items from Fibber McGee's famed closet.
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