We are in the homestretch of "Carole-tennial(+3)!", the four-day blogathon honoring the 103rd anniversary of Carole Lombard's birth this past Thursday. Several more entries were presented to us Saturday, and here's the lowdown:
* Ivan G. Shreve Jr. of the phenomenal site "Thrilling Days Of Yesterday" (his blogroll is in itself worth the price of admission) does a splendid examination of the Lombard movie that comes closest to what we've come to expect from pre-Code -- "Virtue," for Columbia in 1932. Some nice screengrabs from the film, too: http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-tennial3-blogathon-virtue-1932.html
* "Laura's Miscellaneous Musings," another dynamic, comprehensive site, fills us in on a mansion in Redlands, Calif., known as Kimberly Crest that Jane Alice Peters (a relative of the Kimberly family) visited several times in her youth. What's more, Laura has photographic proof of this little-known facet of her childhood: http://laurasmiscmusings.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-lombard-and-kimberly-crest.html
* Meredith at "Forever Classics" does an entry on "No Man Of Her Own," the lone film Lombard made with future second husband Clark Gable: http://foreverclassics.blogspot.com/2011/10/review-no-man-of-her-own-1932.html
* One of the most famous lines of "Twentieth Century" came when Lombard's Lily Garland (nee Mildred Plotka) says, in a rare moment of candor, "We're not people, we're lithographs.” It's no wonder, then that "Lithographs" is the title of an entry about this pivotal film in Carole's career from "Shadowplay," which describes itself as "the willfully eccentric film blog": http://dcairns.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/lithographs/
* Kevyn Knox at "The Most Beautiful Fraud In The World" (a role Lombard played in several of her films!) has some random thoughts on Carole: http://themostbeautifulfraudintheworld.blogspot.com/2011/10/random-thoughts-on-carole-lombard.html
* Finally, the Lady Eve's blog "Reel Life" provides some thoughtful insights into the creation of "To Be Or Not To Be," Lombard's classic film finale: http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2011/10/to-be-or-not-to-be-carole-lombards.html
We now have 22 entries, and have been promised at least one more for Sunday. There's still time for you to get involved (and I hope you will -- every one of these entries has been done with love for Lombard and the movies she made). Just let me know what you've done (and provide a link, of course) so I can announce it to the world in our concluding entry.