That’s a wrap, and then some (get out the vote!)   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2013.03.06 at 00:25
Current mood: enthralledenthralled

carole lombard p1202-1114b

It’s amazing how Carole Lombard could enhance so many different articles of clothing. Take the portrait above, Paramount p1202-1114 from 1935. All one sees on the top half of her sleek body is a wrap, tastefully complementing her beauteous bare back. For Lombard, it wasn’t just what she wore, but how she wore it, that regularly placed her among the best-dressed women in film.

The photo is a vintage original measuring 7 1/4″ x 9 3/4″; according to the seller, it’s “been trimmed and has some tape and paper remnants on back.” Nevertheless, it’s gorgeous.

The relatively high opening bid price of $19.95 might be why no bids have been placed as of this writing. Bidding continues through 10:24 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. Check it out for yourself by visiting

carole lombard 2013 favorite classic movie actress tournament monty 00a

That’s just a reminder that the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tournament is already underway, and that Carole is set to begin competition tonight against Margaret Dumont. We’ve already had one actress advance, unfortunately for the wrong reasons; Barbara Stanwyck moved on when Miriam Hopkins received 40 votes in a matter of minutes, obvious ballot stuffing, and was disqualified. (Please play fair.)

As of midnight (Eastern), here are the results:

1930s bracket,
Claudette Colbert 54, Joan Crawford 35
Marlene Dietrich 45, Ann Dvorak 45 (Dvorak had trailed by as many as 17 votes on the first day)
Glenda Farrell 42, Norma Shearer 42
Greta Garbo 55, Dolores Del Rio 26
Kay Francis 47, Louise Brooks 27 (a bit of a surprise)
Gloria Swanson 40, Clara Bow 40
Lillian Gish 50, Mary Pickford 31

Three matches deadlocked…impressive.

1940s bracket,
Bette Davis 51, Jane Wyman 4
Vivien Leigh 47, Joan Fontaine 13
Ingrid Bergman 39, Greer Garson 14
Olivia de Havilland 39, Katharine Hepburn 22 (a potential shocker)
Judy Garland 47, Margaret O’Brien 8
Ann Miller 32, Donna Reed 27
Teresa Wright 41, June Allyson 9
Virginia Mayo 31, Jeanne Crain 24

1950s bracket,
Audrey Hepburn 45, Pier Angeli 0 (a potential shutout)
Deborah Kerr 40, Jean Peters 5
Sophia Loren 22, Anne Francis 19
Janet Leigh 24, Kim Novak 21
Marilyn Monroe 36, Mamie Van Doren 7
Grace Kelly 44, Diana Dors 1
Lana Turner 28, Eva Marie Saint 16
Gloria Grahame 32, Jayne Mansfield 12

1960s bracket,
Natalie Wood 49, Rita Moreno 19
Shirley Jones 40, Shirley MacLaine 37
Liza Minnelli 43, Barbra Streisand 32
Ann-Margret 50, Diahann Carroll 15
Catherine Deneuve 39, Jeanne Moreau 20
Liv Ullmann 49, Lila Kedrova 10
Romy Schneider 33, Anna Karina 20
Claudia Cardinale 34, Giulietta Masina 21

Please vote — and vote fairly.

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Posted March 6, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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