Thought you voted for Carole? Think again (and vote again)   Leave a comment


Posted by vp19 on 2013.03.30 at 19:34
Current mood: annoyedannoyed

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If Carole Lombard appears miffed…well, she has every reason to be. There she was, with a comfortable lead over Doris Day in one semifinal of the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney, when this announcement takes place:

“It appears there is an issue with the polls for both matches. So I am stopping those and re-starting new matches via Survey Monkey. Sorry about this but I want things to be fair and honest. Can’t be sure things were on the up and up. Or if it was just a technical issue with blogger. Either way, it’s best to just restart the matches. I will run these matches till Monday afternoon.”

So, 1) you have to vote again (if you didn’t already), and 2) the deadline is now Monday afternoon, not Tuesday. I don’t like it any more than you do, and I fear this could backfire on Lombard if we’re not careful, so go to now, click the links on the right sidebar and vote. If you’re voting a second time, pretend you’re in Jersey City during the heyday of boss Frank Hague.

And once you’re done, calm your nerves with some milk.

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Two from the Argentine

Posted by vp19 on 2013.03.30 at 10:03
Current mood: curiouscurious

Carole Lombard never visited Argentina, but her photos have, and two of them that have circulated there are now being auctioned at eBay. We’ll start with this sublime portrait:

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We’re not sure who took it, but we know what it was taken for — to promote her Selznick International film “Made For Each Other”:

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The seller, from Buenos Aires, says it measures 8″ x 10″ and is in very good to excellent condition. The minimum bid is $49.99, with bids closing at 10:09 a.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Want to learn more? Visit

That same seller has this sultry picture available:

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I could probably tell you more about it if I could detect what was in its lower right-hand corner (not seen above), but somewhere along the way, someone marked over it:

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Information on this photo is similar to the first one, with the sole difference being that bidding for this one ends at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday. If interested, go to

Now the latest on the 2013 Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney semifinals: As of 10 a.m. (Eastern), 1930s champion Lombard is running strongly, leading ’50s winner Doris Day, 24-8. The other semifinal is nearly as lopsided, with ’40s winner Bette Davis ahead of surprise ’60s champ Diana Rigg, 23-9. If you haven’t voted yet, do so at, and note that voting ends at 6 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday.

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Posted March 31, 2013 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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