Advancing — but now, a new challenge   Leave a comment


Posted by vp19 on 2013.03.21 at 01:19
Current mood: anxiousanxious

First, the good news: Carole Lombard posted an easier-than-expected 61-21 triumph over Myrna Loy in the finals of the “Funny Ladies” division of the 1930s bracket of the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney. Now, the challenging news: Carole’s opponent in one of the 1930s semifinals is none other than Joan Blondell, who posted three impressive triumphs en route to winning the “Singers/Dancers” division. She will be a tough foe. Voting has begun, and as of 1:15 a.m. (Eastern), Lombard has a 7-4 lead. The other semi pits “They Had Faces” champ Greta Garbo vs. “Pre-Code Babes” winner Barbara Stanwyck, who is currently ahead 9-2.

So to rally Team Carole and remind them what they’re fighting for, this latest banner. No trick photographic effects this time, just Lombard at her most alluring:

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Voting continues through Saturday evening, and you can cast your ballot at, which also has links to divisional semifinals in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s brackets. Here are results of the other matches from the most recent round:

1930s bracket:
Greta Garbo 46, Lillian Gish 33
Barbara Stanwyck 72, Norma Shearer 9
Joan Blondell 54, Eleanor Powell 26

1940s bracket:
Bette Davis 32, Vivien Leigh 18
Judy Garland 27, Teresa Wright 23
Rita Hayworth 29, Loretta Young 20
Gene Tierney 39, Lauren Bacall 11
Semifinals: Davis vs. Garland, Hayworth vs. Tierney

1950s bracket:
Audrey Hepburn 55, Deborah Kerr 21
Grace Kelly 49, Marilyn Monroe 27
Ava Gardner 67, Eleanor Parker 9
Doris Day 54, Jane Russell 22
Semifinals: Hepburn vs. Day, Kelly vs. Gardner

1960s bracket:
Shirley Jones 32, Natalie Wood 26
Diana Rigg 48, Julie Andrews 20
Anne Bancroft 32, Paula Prentiss 22
Catherine Deneuve 33, Romy Schneider 29
Semifinals: Bancroft vs. Jones, Deneuve vs. Rigg

So go out and vote.

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Posted March 31, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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