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Carole and canines

Posted by vp19 on 2007.07.09 at 09:25
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Carole Lombard was an animal lover, no doubt about it. And to prove it, here are several photos of Carole with dogs. (We'll get to other species later, promise.)

That canine in the lower left is Pushface, a Pekinese who was probably Lombard's best-known pet, and appeared with her in the 1936 film "Love Before Breakfast."

On another note, let me put in a good word for someone who just made some nice comments about my site. He's Billy Mernit, a writer who's as knowledgeable as anyone about the romantic comedy genre (in his film industry job as a story analyst, he's read thousands of screenplays). His book, "Writing the Romantic Comedy," is an absolute must for anyone looking to write one. He also has a blog, "Living the Romantic Comedy," which is always engaging, particularly for those of us who appreciate the creative process. Check it out at http://www.livingromcom.typepad.com/


Amy Jeanne
amy_jeanne at 2007-07-09 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
That dog looks more like a Pekingese (sp?). Most of my family have Poms and their ears stick up and they have very pointy snouts.
gladys zybisco
just_wait at 2007-07-10 03:26 (UTC) (Link)
Didn't Pushface have a role in Love Before Breakfast? It's been awhile since I last watched it.
vp19 at 2007-07-10 03:55 (UTC) (Link)

Oopsie...both of you are right!

1. I mixed up my breeds...Pushface was indeed a Pekinese. It has since been fixed (the reference, not the dog).

2. And Pushface did appear in "Love Before Breakfast." Louella Parsons called the dog "a picture stealer if I ever saw one," while another contemporary critic, not as smitten with the film, called the dog "the most genuine actor in the cast." Would've loved to have seen Lombard's reaction after reading that review!
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