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Carole and Bill's day at the races

We've previously noted that Carole Lombard and William Powell enjoyed spending a day at the Agua Caliente racetrack in Mexico (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/39140.html). well, here's another example -- and apparently another visit, too, because whereas Carole was wearing a dark, heavy coat in the other racetrack picture, here she's got on a jacket that's lighter both in weight and color:

The above still is a frame from the 1933 Paramount short series "Hollywood On Parade," where filmland folk were shown off the set. This installment in the series was hosted by Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards, today best remembered as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the Walt Disney film "Pinocchio." That was several years off in the future; at this time, Edwards was a popular recording artist, often having a real jazz feel to his singing.

In this installment, you'll see Jean Harlow on the golf course, and a number of film stars other than Carole and Bill (including Alice White and Wheeler and Woolsey) at the south of the border track, too. (Unfortunately, the narrator speaks in an ersatz Mexican accent that rather lessens the fun for modern ears.) You can see the short, if you're a member of the Web site Hollywoodtimemachine.com.

Hollywoodtimemachine.com features several dozen film clips dealing with movieland's past. Some of them are interviews with actors, writers and other creative folk; some are historical clips, such as Charles Chaplin returning from exile to receive his honorary Oscar in the early 1970s; others are curios, such as the haunting 1930s short "The Ghosts Of Hollywood," a visit to several abandoned silent film studios. Membership is free; it's worth checking out. Go to http://www.hollywoodtimemachine.com/index.php

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