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Calling out the Lombard legion

Posted by vp19 on 2011.03.05 at 02:51
Current mood: tiredtired

Carole Lombard needs your help, and she needs it now.

It's the semifinals of the March Madness competition for actresses of the silents and 1930s at the blog "All Good Things," and Lombard, the fourth seed, is in a tough battle with ninth-seeded Myrna Loy. Myrna, who routed both Jean Harlow and top seed Greta Garbo in earlier rounds, took an early lead before Carole went ahead, leading 39-28 at one point before Loy whittled the margin to a too-close-for-comfort 44-40. Lombard has since added more votes and currently has a bit of breathing room at 59-41, but it's no time for Carole's fans to be complacent, especially against a worthy rival like Myrna. If you haven't yet voted in this round, do so immediately, as Saturday marks the closing day for the semis. Go to http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/ and cast your ballot; the deadline is 8 p.m. (ET).

In the other semifinal, 10th seed Irene Dunne, who's shown more staying power than expected, has a similar lead on sixth-seeded Claudette Colbert, but it's only 46-30 (which means Lombard-Loy is drawing substantially more interest).

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