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Queen of the screwballs

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carole953-789x1024To some is Garbo, to some is Dietrich.
For me, when it comes to classic Hollywood beauties, the epitome of 1930s cinema, it is Carole Lombard.
What I think really got me, about Lombard, was her laughter, her being notoriously a prankster. I love funny women (because I love intelligent women, and humor is a sign of intelligence).
Anyway, I’m sure I’ve already bored you to death in the past about Lombard, but this week is special in a sad way – on the 16th it will be the 75th anniversary of the tragic air crash just east of Las Vegas that in 1942 killed 22, including Carole Lombard and her mother.
There’s some stuff coming up – a blogathon, a few posts, but while I am at it, I thought I’d do a photo gallery.
She was, after all, stunningly beautiful.
Talented, and smart, and hilarious, yes, of course, and a great actress all around – and you can see that in the movies. For her beauty, photos are enough.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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