August 9th, 2013

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Carole's Capitolfest commences

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Look who's pulling up -- it's Carole Lombard as "The Campus Vamp," title subject of the 1928 Mack Sennett two-reeler, and she wants to take you over to the Capitol Theater in Rome, N.Y., for Capitolfest 11. It begins at noon today, and Lombard's this year's star. "Vamp," the first film of Carole's on the schedule, runs at 7 tonight, followed by another '28 silent, the feature "Show Folks" at 7:20...

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...and a restored 35mm Technicolor print of 1937's "Nothing Sacred" at 8:55:

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Saturday's schedule has but one Lombard film, the 1933 horse race saga "From Hell To Heaven" at 9:30 a.m.:

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Sunday has the '28 Sennett short "The Bicycle Flirt" at 11:25 a.m. ...

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...the 1931 short "The Voice Of Hollywood" at 2:10 p.m., showing Carole with recent husband William Powell...

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...and finally, "It Pays To Advertise" at 2:30:

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There will be all sorts of other goodies, too, silents and early talkies (quite a few of them rarities). To find out more, go to http://www.romecapitol.com/capitolfest.html. It's definitely worth checking out if you live in upstate New York or are vacationing there this weekend (Cooperstown, N.Y., isn't far from Rome). Carole would love to see you there.

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Most of Lombard's p1202 portraits were solo shots, but playing "guest star" in this header, p1202-165, is none other than Powell, a former Paramount player who'd just moved to Warners and was now her spouse.
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