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To the polls, Team Carole!

Yes, it's time for the semifinals of the "Funny Ladies" division in the Silents/1930s bracket of the 2012 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. The Carole Lombard army needs to come out in force, because this round's opponent, fourth-seeded Jean Arthur, won't be easy to defeat. But just to remind Team Carole what you're fighting for, this...



Now that you have sufficient incentive, stop staring at Carole (yes, I know it's difficult), go to http://mythicalmonkey.blogspot.com and cast your ballot. And don't forget to vote in the other matches -- #2 Myrna Loy vs. #3 Jean Harlow in "Funny Ladies," and #1 Irene Dunne vs. #4 Jeanette MacDonald and #3 Ginger Rogers vs. #7 Hattie McDaniel in "Singers/Dancers." Voting lasts through 10 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday.

In the first part of round two:
"They Had Faces" -- #1 Greta Garbo trounced #4 Clara Bow, 80-45, and #6 Gloria Swanson surprised #2 Mary Pickford, 82-38.
"Tough Broads And Pre-Code Babes" -- #1 Barbara Stanwyck routed #4 Claudette Colbert, 77-52, and #3 Joan Crawford upended #2 Marlene Dietrich, 73-60. (A good round for both Sadie Thompsons; will Rita Hayworth have similar success in the 1940s bracket?)

Speaking of the '40s (http://rosalind-russell.blogspot.com):
"Sophisticates" -- A pair of upsets. #5 Gene Tierney stunned #1 Vivien Leigh (who won the entire '40s bracket last year), 51-44, and #3 Lauren Bacall conquered #2 Ingrid Bergman, 54-37.
"Drama Queens" -- Only one upset here, but it's a big one...#6 Olivia de Havilland ousted #2 Katharine Hepburn, 54-44. Will Olivia take on sister Joan Fontaine? Nope. Form held, and #1 Bette Davis topped #4 Fontaine, 58-39.

The other divisions: "Funny Ladies/Girls Next Door" -- #1 Rosalind Russell vs. #4 Jane Wyman; #2 Lucille Ball vs. #3 Eve Arden; "Singers/Dancers" -- #1 Judy Garland vs. #4 Betty Grable; #2 Rita Hayworth vs. #3 Ann Miller.

We'll summarize the 1950s (http://dawnschickflicks.blogspot.com) and 1960s (http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com) brackets later today, but will note that as of this writing, you can vote in the new matches in both of the above brackets. (Voting in the '40s bracket will begin this morning.) Get involved in the tourney, have fun and above all, vote for...

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