The finals of the 1930s bracket of the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney are under way, and as of 9:30 a.m. (Eastern), Carole Lombard is trailing Barbara Stanwyck, 5-4. Lombard's many fans need to vote one by one to overcome a talented, popular rival who has won her previous matches by impressive margins. This is Carole's third straight visit to the '30s finals; in the past two, she's come up empty. Don't let it happen again. Go to http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com and cast your ballot. There, you'll also have links to the other finals:
1940s bracket: Bette Davis vs. Rita Hayworth
1950s bracket: Doris Day vs. Ava Gardner
1960s bracket: Shirley Jones vs. Diana Rigg
And finally, this endorsement of Carole: "She is so alive, modern, frank and natural that she stands out like a beacon on a lightship in this odd place called Hollywood."
Who said it? None other than Barbara Stanwyck.