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The Profane Angel Blogathon: Here's what was contributed



The Profane Angel Blogathon, created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard, completed its third and final day today, and I want to thank its co-hosts, In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood (https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/) and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies (http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/). You did a yeoman job, and I was proud to participate.



Here's a list of everything that ran -- and what I said about the co-hosts also applies to the contributors. The entries I've read have all been fabulous, offering new insights to this beloved Hollywood legend, her life and times. Thanks to all of you.



Silver Screenings examines that raucous comedy of yellow journalism, "Nothing Sacred": https://silverscreenings.org/2017/01/12/carole-lombard-takes-on-the-high-profile-illness/. It's also covered by Real Weegie Midget: https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/lombard/.

"Hands Across the Table," the first of Lombard's four pairings with Fred MacMurray, is contributed by Love Letters to Old Hollywood: http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2017/01/lombard-and-macmurray-fall-head-over.html, along with scores of screengrabs from this charming comedy.

Wide Screen World compares "Made For Each Other" to another movie involving an ailing child: http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2017/01/made-for-each-other.html. It's also the film that made Christina Wehner a Lombard fan: https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/made-for-each-other-1939/.

Mike's Take On the Movies looks at "Virtue," which many deem Lombard's best film prior to "Twentieth Century": https://mikestakeonthemovies.com/2017/01/16/virtue-1932/.



How about two entries from That William Powell Site? https://thatwilliampowellsite.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/carole-lombard-immortal/ and https://thatwilliampowellsite.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/bill-and-carole-post-divorce-bffs/.

The Old Hollywood Garden takes us on board the "Twentieth Century," Carole's career-changing performance: https://theoldhollywoodgarden.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/twentieth-century-1934-2/.

"My Man Godfrey" may have been about a "forgotten man," but it's well remembered by Taking Up Room: https://takinguproom.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/forgotten-man-where-art-thou/. And The Wonderful World of Cinema from Virginie Pronovost (can't go wrong with those initials, folks!) reviews Lombard's Academy Award-nominated performance in it: https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/12106/

We'll never know whether Lombard could have been a conventional "Hitchcock blonde," but she enlisted the master of suspense to direct the fine romantic comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." A Shroud of Thoughts tells us all about it: http://mercurie.blogspot.com/2017/01/mr-mrs-smith-1941.html.



Co-host Phyllis wrote this piece about Lombard's first home in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the flooding little Jane Alice Peters experienced in 1913: http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2017/01/carole-lombards-childhood-home-and.html, as well as a look at the star sapphires Carole adored: http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2017/01/carole-lombards-star-sapphires.html.

Back to Golden Days reviews Lombard's fateful final few days: http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/2017/01/the-profane-angel-blogathon-final-hours.html.

Some guy at Carole & Co. wrote this about the updated edition of Robert Matzen's "Fireball": http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/857304.html.

Carole, Coop and Shirley Temple provide plenty of star power in "Now and Forever." Critica Retro examines the film in both English and Portuguese: http://criticaretro.blogspot.com.br/2017/01/agora-e-sempre-now-and-forever-1934.html?m=1.

"Vigil in the Night" is as solid a drama as Lombard ever made, and it's reviewed by The Stop Button: https://thestopbutton.com/2017/01/17/vigil-night-1940/.

I wasn't aware how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz helped Clark Gable cope after Carole's death until reading this entry from Whimsically Classic: https://whimsicallyclassic.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/carole-lombard-blogathon/.

The second Lombard-MacMurray teaming, "The Princess Comes Across," is the topic of this entry from Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/the-princess-comes-across/.

My friend and White Sox fan Dan Day Jr., happy today that former Chisox and Montreal Expos star Tim Raines was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (along with Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez), wrote this about Lombard's final film at Columbia, "Lady By Choice," at his The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-profane-angel-blogathon-lady-by.html?spref=tw.

Classic Movie Hub Blog provides an always-welcome pictorial entry of Lombard and second husband Gable: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/carole-lombard-the-profane-angel-blogathon-lombard-and-gable-pictorial/.



Carole's final film, the Ernst Lubitsch-directed "To Be Or Not To Be," gets coverage from both Cinema Cities (https://cinemacities.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/carole-lombard-in-to-be-or-not-to-be-1942/) and Karavansara (https://karavansara.live/2017/01/16/carole-lombard-the-profane-angel-blogathon-to-be-or-not-to-be-1942/).

Lombard's six screwball movies are viewed by Old Hollywood Films: http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2017/01/carole-lombard-screwball-queen.html.

Many of us may regret that the lone Lombard pairing with Cary Grant was a drama and not a comedy, but The Flapper Dame nevertheless loves "In Name Only": https://theflapperdamefilm.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/in-name-only-1939-carole-lombard-blogathon/.



Again, thanks to all of you...and somewhere, Carole is thanking you, too.
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