From January 1942: Mittens will soon be coming of age.  One of the smartest innovations in accessories will be seen on the screen, when Carole Lombard wears mittens with sophisticated street clothes.  The ever-original Irene has designed several woolen costumes for the glamorous star to wear in Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be” […]

Much to the surprise of her friends, when Carole Lombard fell in love with Clark Gable she traded in her high heels and fur coats for rubber boots and shotguns. There was the glamorous movie star Carole Lombard, wading through swamps and crouching in duck blinds. Here are the Gables in their very finest: The […]

  Here is a short little article that appeared in the February 1942 edition of Screen Guide magazine. Sadly, by the time this issue hit newsstands, the spirited subject of the article would be dead. “Hermit” is a word that conjured up pictures of wizened characters with long white beards, living solitary lives in caves […]

Continuing from yesterday’s post, here is part two of United Press Hollywood Correspondent Frederick Othman’s series on Carole Lombard, published January 20, 1942. Miss Lombard: Actress Liked to Pay Taxes Insisted on Huge Salary Because U.S. Took 75 Per Cent It will be a long time before Hollywood stops recalling and chuckling over the escapades […]

Over the next three days, I’ll be sharing the three-part series United Press Hollywood correspondent Frederick Othman wrote after Carole Lombard’s death in January 1942. This first piece was syndicated in newspapers across the country on January 19, 1942. Carole’s Off-Screen Fun Equaled Screwball Roles Writer Friend Describes Pranks, Career of Actress; Carole Also Had […]

From January 1939: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, making their first public appearance since Mrs. Maria Gable announced she planned to sue for divorce, attended a preview last night, smiling broadly as they pushed through the throngs outside the theater. Miss Lombard clung tightly to Gable’s arm as the crowd pressed in. The preview was […]

Carole Lombard, that zany blonde actress who happened to marry Clark Gable and was arguably the love of his life, was born 108 years ago today in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Here’s some newspaper blurbs from her birthday over the years her and Clark were together: 1937: Carole Lombard had a birthday. Firecrackers exploded under her […]