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'Carole-tennial(+3)!' blogathon: A wrap-up



"Carole-tennial(+3)!", the first Carole Lombard blogathon, has come to a close, and applause is warranted to all of you who participated -- including those whose entries came on the final day:

* John at "Pretty Sinister Books" details perhaps Lombard's most atypical film, her 1933 foray into the occult, "Supernatural," which he labels "an unusual blend of science fiction, ghost story and crime film": http://prettysinister.blogspot.com/2011/10/cool-flicks-supernatural-1933.html

* In the blog "Awakenings, Inspirations And Illuminations," fellow LiveJournal user sunny limoncello looks into Carole's sometimes overlooked work on radio: http://sunnylimoncello.livejournal.com/4923.html

* "The Girl With The White Parasol" takes a look at Lombard's 1936 genre-blender, "The Princess Comes Across": http://thegirlwiththewhiteparasol.blogspot.com/2011/10/movie-review-princess-comes-across.html

* And some blog called "Carole & Co." stopped by with something on the absurd concept of Carole and James Stewart getting married (yeah, right): http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/450203.html.

In conclusion, here are all the earlier entries, complete with links:

* "In The Mood" examines Carole's portrayal of Irene Bullock in "My Man Godfrey": http://theswingmood.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-tennial3-blogathon-irene-bullock.html

* Rianna, blogmeister of "Frankly My Dear," tells her five favorite things about Lombard: http://franklymydear-blog.blogspot.com/2011/10/caroletenniel-3-my-5-favorite-things.html

* Craig at "Blame Mame" gives the "411" on Carole: http://blamemameblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/blogathon-411-on-carole-lombard.html

* "A Person In The Dark" reviews "Twentieth Century," specifically how Carole supplied the spice to complement the (very delicious) ham provided by John Barrymore: http://flickchick1953.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-lombard-twentieth-century-what.html

* The blog "A Mythical Monkey Writes About The Movies" looks at Lombard's silent-era career, or what's left of it to look at: http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com/2011/10/not-appearing-in-this-film-silent-movie.html

* "Defiant Success" saw "My Man Godfrey" for the first time, and liked what it saw: http://movienut14.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-man-godfrey.html

* "Godfrey" is also the topic of Jacqueline Lynch's fine "Another Old Movie Blog," and features several rare stills from the film: http://anotheroldmovieblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-man-godfrey-1936.html

* Page at "My Love For Old Hollywood" discusses her love of Lombard: http://myloveofoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2011/10/celebrating-carole-lombard-my-carole.html

* Dawn at the lively "Noir And Chick Flicks" tells us her favorite Lombard films: http://dawnschickflicks.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-tennial3-dawns-favorite-carole.html

* Monty at "All Good Things" celebrates Lombard's birthday with some comments and some pictures: http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-birthday-carole-lombard.html

* "The Hollywood Revue" reviews "In Name Only": http://hollywoodrevue.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/in-name-only-1939/

* 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.

* "An Elegant Obsession" examines Lombard as a fashion icon: 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" dispels a fw myths about "Mr. & Mrs. Smith": http://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/mr-and-mrs-smith-1941-alfred-hitchcock/

* A nice tribute, complete with some clips, from the blog "Fredrik On Film": http://fredrikonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-lombard.html

* Ivan G. Shreve Jr. of the phenomenal site "Thrilling Days Of Yesterday" does a splendid examination of "Virtue," the Lombard movie that comes closest to what we've come to expect from pre-Code: http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.com/2011/10/carole-tennial3-blogathon-virtue-1932.html

* "Laura's Miscellaneous Musings" 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, with photographic proof: 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

* 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

* And in at the wire is an entry from "Comet Over Hollywood," describing the outdoorsy Carole: http://cometoverhollywood.com/2011/10/10/caroltennial-3-the-simple-glamour-girl. (A few days before the blogathon began, the author experimented with a Lombard hairstyle from the early '30s. See how it looks on her at http://cometoverhollywood.com/2011/10/04/actress-beauty-tip-17-carole-lombard-curls.)

We have a total of 27 entries, and thanks to everyone for participating. It was a thrill. Now to take a break; overseeing a blogathon is exhausting.

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