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Second round: So far, so good

Posted by vp19 on 2011.03.03 at 01:40
Current mood: hopefulhopeful

Is Carole Lombard waving "bye-bye" to Marlene Dietrich? It could very well be. After one day of the two-day second-round March Madness competition for actresses from the silent era and 1930s at the "All Good Things" blog, fourth-seeded Lombard has a commanding 54-8 lead over her fifth-seeded Paramount stablemate. However, that's not the most lopsided battle as of this writing. While Carole has 87 percent of the vote so far, ninth-seeded Myrna Loy has 89 percent (51-6) as she appears on her way to a rout of top seed and MGM cohort Greta Garbo. Americans 2, foreigners 0?

The other two matches are somewhat more competitive. Fifth-seeded Claudette Colbert has a 39-18 edge on third seed Norma Shearer, while tenth seed Irene Dunne is surprising second-seeded Barbara Stanwyck, 51-29 (it's interesting to see that battle's drawing far more votes than the other three). As things stand, Friday's semifinals will pit Lombard versus Loy (my two all-time favorite actresses) and Dunne versus Colbert.

But nothing's in the bag just yet, so fans of Carole shouldn't get overconfident. If you haven't voted, do so today at http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/, where the blog is also honoring Lombard as its classic movie goddess of the month. (That in itself is a reason to visit.)


Monty Hawes
Monty Hawes at 2011-03-03 10:39 (UTC) (Link)


I love you updates of my march madness tournament. And I love the fact that Carol is doing so good. I am worried though if she do gets by Marlene, she will face red hot Loy. That won't be easy.
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vp19 at 2011-03-03 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
Don't mind at all. In fact, I asked a question at the site about one of those lovely Hurrell portraits.
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