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 http://poohtiger-allgoodthings.blogspot.com, 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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