Carole Lombard was wacky. This was an adjective that would be used to describe her for years and, I think, often exaggerated. I know she did have a menagerie of animals and liked to play pranks, but I doubt her home was a virtual funhouse every day of the year. BUT this is [...]
From January 1941:
[When Garson Kanin was directing Carole] in “They Knew What They Wanted,” he’d say when he wanted her in a sad mood: “Just imagine you had married me instead of Gable.” [He] says it always worked!
She’s harum-scarum, she dances in the park at three A.M., she dotes on practical jokes, she hates pink, and she’s so impulsive she almost lives behind the eight-ball. Meet Carole, screw-ball comedian, dramatic actress, and radio’s new star.
Continuing in our Carole Lombard theme for the month of October, here’s one from 1938. [...]
From December 1940:
The town is chuckling over a gag that Carole Lombard recently pulled on Clark Gable. Clark couldn’t see the humor of the prank, they say, and he left the gathering in a huff. He and Carole were entertaining some friends at dinner [...]
By 1938, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were madly in love, and everyone knew it. The stories of “Will Their Romance Last?” were starting to dissapate and the “When Will Ria Gable Give Clark the Divorce so These Lovebirds Can Marry?” stories were roaring.
So, no surprise, Carole was Clark’s date to the [...]
From May 1941:
Chief among the 1941 Academy Award winners whose name does not appear on the official honors list is your present correspondent, who won an Oscar for perpetrating the outstanding bonehead play of the year.
In the interests of her millions [...]
Carole Lombard, aka Jane Peters, aka Carole Gable, would have been 105 today!
It wouldn’t be Carole’s birthday without this snippet of Clark singing Happy Birthday to his “Ma”:
To celebrate, here is the tale of Carole’s 32nd birthday and how it didn’t go exactly [...]
From November 1935:
Carole [Lombard] is playing in “Hands Across the Table,” with Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy. We drop in with the F.S. Reinhardts from Minneapolis for a chat, to find her trundling Ralph in a wheelchair, for a scene in the flicker.
This article from 1937 is taking a guess on how the fairly new but highly publicized Clark Gable and Carole Lombard romance would end. Sadly, I don’t think anybody would have ever guessed how it did end just a few years later. At this point, though, a lot of people were [...]
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