The other day, we wrote that it appears renowned British author Michelle Morgan's on-again, off-again book project on Carole Lombard is back on again. Since then, Michelle has messaged me and provided some information on the book's probable parameters:
"Well, the Carole Lombard book (provisionally titled 'Carole Lombard: Twentieth Century Star') will be a full biography of her life and career. I will start with before she was born (I have lots of information to share about her father's accident for instance) and then her whole life will be covered, up to her death and beyond.
"I have acquired many newspaper and magazine interviews; business papers; contracts; letters and much more. All of this will be used for my research, and will go towards writing what I hope will be a very worthwhile look at her life. I'm not sure what format it will be yet. That will be up to the publisher.
"My Thelma Todd book is a biography with a photo section in the middle, and the Carole book may be the same way, but that will be up to the publisher ultimately. I hope to bring you good news soon regards a publisher. I don't have anything firm yet to share, but I promise you will know as soon as I have official news.
"Thanks again for everything!!!"
Thanks really belong to you, Michelle, for your perseverance regarding this book. If, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, I have no doubt the finished project will be great...and that applies for both the Todd and Lombard books, given your track record. If you need any additional assistance, please let me know.
The Lombard LiveJournal header is Paramount p1202-452, featuring a smile so infectious I felt obliged to use it on my Carole & Co. business cards.