Can it safely be said that Carole Lombard appears appropriately goddess-like in that still above, Paramount p1202-199? I believe it to be taken in early 1932, as Travis Banton draped some cloth over Carole, transforming her from mere mortal to something ethereal.
Now that you've seen that image, why wouldn't you want to participate in this?
We now have the particulars of the blogathon, which co-creator Crystal Kalyana Pacey announced yesterday at her site, "In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood" (https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/announcing-the-carole-lombard-memorial-blogathon/?fbclid=IwAR26OTsjcJ6F72Zli5PQy4IBeMppKZTAyla55DfWErtAoudD2IpoUR1IlGc). That announcement includes this passage:
"To this day, Carole Lombard's legion of fans worldwide continue to follow her ingenious trail of artistry that she left behind. There are numerous Facebook groups honoring the actress, and even the young generation are appreciating her illustrious body of work."
Crystal added she is "beyond excited to be collaborating with" me -- and mark my words, given her enthusiasm for both classic film and hosting blogathons, the feeling is more than mutual.
OK then, here are the rules:
1. The purpose of this blogathon is to celebrate the wonderful person that Carole was and to shine the spotlight on her legendary film career. With all that said, bloggers are welcome to write about any topic pertaining to Carole Lombard or any movie that stars the actress herself. If you have a subject in mind, but not sure whether its suitable, just run it by Vincent or me, and we will kindly help you out. If you are still stuck for ideas, here is a comprehensive list of Carole’s motion picture work. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001479/bio
2. To give everyone a chance to participate, we are allowing no more than two duplicates. Carole has an illustrious filmography that consists of seventy-nine acting credits, so there enough topics to go around. We also encourage bloggers to think outside the square when it comes to choosing subjects. Remember, the more popular the subject matter, the more likely it is to be claimed, so act fast. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, we are limiting it to three posts per blog.
3. This blogathon is a loving tribute to Carole. All bloggers are welcome to participate, but we will not accept any post that appears derogatory or disrespectful towards Miss Lombard.
4. All contributions must be new material only. Previously published posts will not be accepted.
5. The blogathon will take place on January 16th – 19th, to coincide with the 78th anniversary of Carole’s passing. Early entries are most welcome, but they will not be linked until the day the event commences.
6. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Vincent’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Vincent. For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Please take one of these beautiful banners that were designed by Vincent, and advertise in on your blog. We look forward to celebrating Carole with you all in January.
Her guidelines are perfectly sensible and tasteful...and speaking of the banners she cited, you can find all 11 at https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1032232.html. Heck, let's make the banners total an even dozen, using the pic at the top:
After all, Carole was indeed a goddess.
So get back to us, and we'll periodically update the list of entries. We look forward to your ideas.