February 11th, 2013

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Gable, Lombard, Loy and Laughton: It's Greek (war relief) to me

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The stars came out on Jan. 8, 1941, as Hollywood held a broadcast benefit for Greek war relief -- and Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, just back from a trip to Washington and Baltimore, were among those on hand, as was MGM's Myrna Loy (at Lombard's left) and other notables. Now, another photo from that event has emerged:

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That's Charles Laughton, with whom Carole had co-starred in the recent "They Knew What They Wanted," behind the Gables. That's Melvyn Douglas speaking with Myrna; they had recently worked together in "Third Finger, Left Hand."

This photo, a reprint on high glossy film paper, is being auctioned at eBay. One bid has already been made, for $7.99; bidding closes at 5:17 p.m. (Eastern) Friday. If you'd like to get in on the action or simply learn more, go to http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLARK-GABLE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-8X10-ATTENDING-THE-GREEK-WAR-RELIEF-/181078616606?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a29206a1e&_uhb=1.

And I still wish someone in Hollywood had shown the foresight to make a female "buddy" feature teaming Lombard and Loy. Their styles and approaches to comedy would have complemented each other beautifully.
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