September 30th, 2019

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Who's chosen what for the blogathon (September update)

If you wanted to write about "My Man Godfrey" as part of January's recently-announced Carole Lombard Memorial Blogathon, you're a bit too late for the scavenger hunt. Two bloggers -- Cinema Cities and Karavansera -- have already claimed that movie, thus reaching our imposed quota per topic. (The latter also plans to write about the little-known 1957 Technicolor "Godfrey" remake with David Niven and June Allyson.)

Never fret, though. Many topics remain available. Here's what others plan to write about for the event, scheduled for Jan. 16-19:

Poppity Talks Classic Film: Carole's four films with Fred MacMurray, such as "Hands Across The Table" (shown above in a 1935 trade ad).

Super Veebs: A general tribute to Lombard.

Pale Writer: "To Be Or Not To Be."

Real Weegie Midget Reviews: "The Scarlett O'Hara War," a 1980 TV movie where Sharon Gless of "Cagney & Lacey" fame portrayed Lombard.

Critica Retro: Carole's work with Mack Sennett (more on that later).

Caftan Woman: "We're Not Dressing>"

The Stop Button: "The Princess Comes Across."

The Midnight Drive-In: "High Voltage."

Taking Up Room: "Made For Each Other."

As for co-hosts Crystal Kalyana Pacey and myself, well, you'll just have to find out.

If you'd like to get involved -- and we hope you will -- visit for all the ground rules.

I earlier referred to Lombard's time with Mack Sennett, and it came to my mind that I hadn't created a banner about that period. So here are two -- one in black and white...

...the other derived from two-strip Technicolor stock:

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