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'Carole-tennial(+3)!' blogathon: After day 2



The second day of "Carole-tennial(+3)!", the first Carole Lombard blogathon, had not as many entries as on Thursday's opening day (and the 103rd anniversary of Lombard's birth). but we do have a few more to announce:

* The site "Garbo Laughs" has a charming 12-photo "glam spam" of Lombard: http://garbolaughs.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/friday-glam-spam-carole-lombard. Moreover, the entry is described this way: "This is an official entry in Carole & Co.’s Carole-tennial(+3) Blogathon, celebrating what would have been Carole Lombard’s 103rd birthday (October 6th). This prestigious event, hosted by the premiere Carole Lombard blog, runs from October 6th (yesterday) through October 9th (Sunday). Come check out a plethora of quality entries dedicated to the Queen of Screwball Comedy, and maybe even contribute one yourself!" If a blog could blush, this one would.

* "An Elegant Obsession," which describes me as "lovely" (huh?), examines Lombard as a fashion icon -- which she certainly was, even though she's been quoted as saying, "I want to live, not pose!" Well, Carole's lithe figure and sense of style turned posing into living, as any photographer who did a photo shoot with her would have vouched. Find the entry at http://goldenagedames.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/carole-tennial-3-carole-lombard-and-fashion

* "True Classics" looks at "Virtue," perhaps Lombard's best performance before "Twentieth Century": http://trueclassics.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/no-sir-nobody-can-tell-me-nothin-about-dames

* John Greco's fine "Twenty-Four Frames" looks at "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and dispels a few myths about this Hitchcock stab at a screwball comedy: http://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/mr-and-mrs-smith-1941-alfred-hitchcock/

* Finally, an "honorary" entry to something I just came across -- a nice tribute, complete with some clips, from the blog "Fredrik On Film": http://fredrikonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-lombard.html.

This brings the total of entries (including the last one above) to 16, and as stated in yesterday's entry, I may have missed some along the way. If that's the case, or you want to contribute a last-minute entry over the weekend (the blogathon's final day is Sunday), go for it. Again, thanks to everyone who has entered, or will enter.

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