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Get ready to vote, Team Carole -- but first...



A sort of mea culpa on my part...when I created the banner for Carole Lombard in the 2012 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney, I assumed her first-round battle against two-time film cohort Gail Patrick was going to begin on Monday, March 5. Not the case. It actually will begin Thursday, continuing through Sunday, so the banner has been updated.

Nevertheless, the 128-actress tournament is well underway, with today the finale for the first batch of matches. Here's an update, as of just after midnight (Eastern):

In the Silent/1930s tourney...

"They Had Faces"
#1 Greta Garbo 61, #8 Anna May Wong 12
#2 Mary Pickford 38, #7 Janet Gaynor 36 (a barnburner, folks)
#6 Gloria Swanson 45, #3 Lillian Gish 28 (an upset in the making)
#4 Clara Bow 37, #5 Louise Brooks 35 (another good one)

"Tough Broads And Pre-Code Babes"
#1 Barbara Stanwyck 63, #8 Miriam Hopkins 13
#2 Marlene Dietrich 55, #7 Elsa Lanchester 20
#3 Joan Crawford 43, #6 Norma Shearer 32 (Crystal's beating Mary...meow!)
#4 Claudette Colbert 57, #5 Mary Astor 19 (remember who starred in "Midnight"!)

Speaking of midnight, that's the deadline (Eastern) to vote, and to do it, go to the site you'll go to vote for Lombard later this week -- http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com.

But there are three other tourneys as well, so let's check them out.

In the 1940s event, which closes at 11 p.m. ET, run by "Rosalind Russell -- Dazzling Star" (http://rosalind-russell.blogspot.com -- and here she is, drumming up support while she sits out this stage of the first round)...



"Sophisticates"
#1 Vivien Leigh 51, #8 Ruth Hussey 11
#2 Ingrid Bergman 52, #7 Loretta Young 11 (real Swede leading fake one)
#3 Lauren Bacall 42, #6 Ann Sheridan 20 (turn on the oomph, Ann, and hurry!)
#5 Gene Tierney 37, #4 Greer Garson 29 (Laura leads Mrs. Miniver)

"Drama Queens"
#1 Bette Davis 51, #8 Claire Trevor 11
#2 Katharine Hepburn 42, #7 Jane Greer 22
#3 Olivia de Havilland 42, #6 Ida Lupino 21
#4 Joan Fontaine 40, #5 Lana Turner 25

Moving ahead to the '50s, coordinated by "Noir And Chick Flicks" (http://dawnschickflicks.blogspot.com -- note that this ends at 7 p.m. ET), as Jane Russell and Cyd Charisse limber up their long and lovely legs for their first-round matches later this week...



"Drama Queens"
#1 Elizabeth Taylor 53, #8 Shelley Winters 18
#2 Susan Hayward 45, #7 Jennifer Jones 21
#3 Ava Gardner 44, #6 Gloria Grahame 25
#4 Anne Baxter 32, #5 Eleanor Parker 31 (going down to the wire)

"Sophisticates"
#1 Grace Kelly 55, #8 Rhonda Fleming 16
#2 Audrey Hepburn 48, #7 Dorothy Malone 22
#3 Deborah Kerr 45, #6 Kim Novak 31
#4 Sophia Loren 41, #5 Anne Francis 27

Finally to the 1960s division, scheduled to close at 7 p.m. ET, run by "All Good Things" (http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com), as the gamin with gams, Shirley MacLaine, gets herself in shape for competition later this week...



"Drama Queens"
#1 Julie Christie 39, #8 Tippi Hedren 22
#2 Lee Remick 40, #7 Jean Seberg 19
#3 Catherine Deneuve 49, #6 Sharon Tate 13
#5 Susannah York 28, $4 Liv Ullmann 27 (nip and tuck)

"Sophisticates"
#1 Jean Simmons 51, #8 Barbara Shelley 11 (Shelley is substituting for Carol Lynley)
#2 Faye Dunaway 42, #7 Vera Miles 21
#6 Anne Bancroft 42, #3 Romy Schneider 20 (Mrs. Robinson seduces and scores!)
#5 Claudia Cardinale 30, #4 Brigitte Bardot 26

Interesting matches here. Make sure and vote before the deadlines -- and remember, come Thursday, it's time to (gently) knock Cornelia into the ashpile!

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