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Carole Lombard The Hoosier Tornado

Author : Wes D. Gehring
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114397594
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For Millions of Movie Fans During the 1930s, an actress from Fort Wayne, Indiana, personified the madcap adventures of their favorite form of screen comedy -- screwball. Nicknamed "The Hoosier Tornado" for her energetic personality, Carole Lombard did as much as anyone to define the genre, delighting audiences with her zany antics in such films as Twentieth Century, My Man Godfrey, Nothing Sacred, and To Be or Not to Be. She also captured America's attention through her romance with and eventual marriage to screen idol Clark Gable. In this inaugural volume in the Indiana Historical Society Press's Indiana Biography Series, Wes D. Gehring, a noted authority on film comedy, examines Lombard's legacy, focusing on both the public and private figure from her early days as merely beautiful window dressing in Mack Sennett silent films, to her development as the leading motion-picture comedienne of her time, to her tragic death in a January 1942 plane crash following a successful war-bond rally in Indianapolis. He also explores the rapport this sometimes "Profane Angel" (Lombard swore like a sailor) enjoyed with not only directors, but also the blue-collar workers who toiled on movie sets. The biography also features a foreword written by Scott Robert Olson, dean of the college of communications, information, and media, and professor of communication studies at Ball State University. In her comedic roles, Gehring states in the book, Lombard offered the life lesson that "the irrational mind -- crazy Carole -- stood a much better chance of surviving in the equally irrational modern world." Lombard's film persona continues to survive in the public's collective conscious. "Her screwball heroine is as significant for modern audiences as yesteryear's more traditional literary figures," Gehring writes. Nationally respected for its publication program, the Indiana Historical Society Press has always excelled particularly in one area: telling the life and times of those who have had an impact on the Hoosier State. The Press continues this tradition with its new Indiana Biography Series, which pairs writers with Indiana subjects of note. Future volumes in the series will highlight such personalities as Jonathan Jennings, Gus Grissom, Thomas Marshall, James Dean, Meredith Nicholson, Susan Wallace, David L. Chambers, and Cleo Blackburn. Book jacket.
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Carole Lombard Twentieth Century Star

Author : Michelle Morgan
ISBN : 075096605X
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Carole Lombard was the very opposite of the typical 1930s starlet. A no-nonsense woman, she worked hard, took no prisoners and had a great passion for life. As a result, she became Hollywood’s highest-paid star. From the outside, Carole’s life was one of great glamour and fun, yet privately she endured much heartache. As a child, her mother moved Carole and her brothers across the country away from their beloved father. Carole then began a film career, only to have it cut short after a devastating car accident. Picking herself back up, she was rocked by the accidental shooting of her lover; a failed marriage to actor William Powell; and the sorrow of infertility during her marriage to Hollywood’s King, Clark Gable. Lombard marched forward, promising to be positive. Sadly her life was cut short in a plane crash so catastrophic that pieces of the aircraft are still buried in the mountain today. In Carole Lombard, bestselling author Michelle Morgan accesses previously unseen documents to tell the story of a woman whose remarkable life and controversial death continues to enthral.

Becoming Carole Lombard

Author : Olympia Kiriakou
ISBN : 9781501350740
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Becoming Carole Lombard: Stardom, Comedy and Legacy is a historical critique of the development and reception of Carole Lombard's stardom from the classical Hollywood period to present day. Based on original archival research, Olympia Kiriakou combines theoretically informed textual analyses of Lombard's performances and star image across different media (biographies, publicity materials, photography and film) with a critical engagement of the cultural, economic, social and industrial conditions that shaped her stardom. Sitting at the intersection of feminist film theory, star studies and comedy theory, this work presents Lombard as a case study to challenge the screwball canon and existent academic discourse about female physical comedy and the alleged “delicate” female body. In doing so, it formulates a new historical approach to understanding gender, femininity, and identity in Hollywood comedies of the 1930s. Moreover, this is the first research of its kind to offer a comprehensive understanding of Lombard's stardom beyond her associations with the screwball comedy genre.
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Carole Lombard

Author : Michelle Morgan
ISBN : 9780750969390
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Carole Lombard was the very opposite of the typical 1930s starlet. A no-nonsense woman, she worked hard, took no prisoners and had a great passion for life. As a result, she became Hollywood’s highest-paid star. From the outside, Carole’s life was one of great glamour and fun, yet privately she endured much heartache. As a child, her mother moved Carole and her brothers across the country away from their beloved father. Carole then began a film career, only to have it cut short after a devastating car accident. Picking herself back up, she was rocked by the accidental shooting of her lover; a failed marriage to actor William Powell; and the sorrow of infertility during her marriage to Hollywood’s King, Clark Gable. Lombard marched forward, promising to be positive. Sadly her life was cut short in a plane crash so catastrophic that pieces of the aircraft are still buried in the mountain today. In Carole Lombard, bestselling author Michelle Morgan accesses previously unseen documents to tell the story of a woman whose remarkable life and controversial death continues to enthral.
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The Clark Gable And Carole Lombard Murder Case

Author : George Baxt
ISBN : 9781627797160
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"A clever plot, witty innuendo, and plenty of the Hollywood greats for company." - Library Journal As Gone With the Wind approaches release, all the stars but Clark Gable prepare to head for Atlanta for the big premiere. Clark and his wife, Carole Lombard, are too distressed to celebrate the opening of the biggest movie of his career because Lydia Austin, a young actress and a protege of Carole's, is missing. In fact, kidnapping paranoia is sweeping through Hollywood, and even with body-building bodyguards like the two Clark has hired to protect Carole, no one feels safe. But Carole is not a dame to take such threats lying down. Convinced that they can help, she and Clark set themselves up as amateur sleuths. Of course, there are plenty of other celebrities in the mix: W.C. Fields alternates between anxiety over the kidnappings and trying to convince David O. Selznick that he should play Rhett Butler, and Groucho Marx also gets serious (just barely) long enough to worry about the missing girl, who is his current paramour.
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The Films Of Carole Lombard

Author : Frederick W. Ott
ISBN : UOM:39015018521941
Genre : Actresses
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A retrospective of the film career of Carole Lombard, one of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema, and noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. This lavishly illustrated study features a compact biography, followed by a complete filmography of her films. Each film is addressed in detail and presented in date order. Each film listing includes the studio and year produced, cast list, plot synopsis, and excerpts from contemporaneous reviews.
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Letter Design In The Graphic Arts

Author : Mortimer Leach
ISBN : 1626546169
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This classic, mid-century reference from the golden age of advertising is a comprehensive sourcebook for the use of lettering in graphic design. Featuring a wide breadth of examples from lipstick ads to film posters and billboards, Letter Design in the Graphic Arts analyzes the ways in which type can effectively contribute to design layouts and identifies errors that can detract from the success of an advertisement. Lengthy, detailed interviews with designers, artists, and account executives add to the value of this remarkable book. With large photos of actual advertisements as well as details on the fonts and lettering, this book covers:Standard letter design for advertisementsLetter design for space advertisements in newspapers and magazinesLettering for outdoor displays like billboardsLettering and its applications in package designCreative and alternative approaches to hand-letteringWith tips on creative combinations and layout suggestions based on examples in the book, Letter Design in the Graphic Arts is sure to be a unique and inspiring reference for modern designers working in print or digital media.

The Distance To Here The Reincarnation Of Carole Lombard

Author : Linda Marie Holliday
ISBN : 1611701260
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The story of a young woman's search for truth, after experiencing a failed suicide. Sujata's journey awakens her inner life, to discover several past lives that connect her to people she knows in this lifetime. She shows us that without understanding we cannot fully forgive another with awareness. All our hurts and wounds are buried deep in our subconscious, where they can stay for many lifetimes-until we decide to surrender and to listen. To listen, we need to be able to remember our dreams, and to meditate. Prayer is asking, and meditation is listening. Along with her insights, you will experience how you might rise above all the pain and come to a deeper understanding, which will set you free. ""Throughout my life, I have had a special guidance coming to me through my dreams. With these ex-periences, knowledge through dreams opened a door for three other lifetimes before this one. In one of the lifetimes, the most recent one, I was the actress Carole Lombard." " -- Linda Marie Holliday (Sujata)
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Author : Robert Matzen
ISBN : 9780998376325
Genre : History
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This expanded edition features newly uncovered information regarding Carole Lomard's bond-selling appearance in Indianapolis, the 2014 discovery of a plane crash victim's body at the Carole Lombard crash site, and an additional 16 pages of photographs. Taking a fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," this book presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. In effect, having just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II, Lombard became the first Hollywood start to sacrifice her life in the War. The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors, but he refused it, knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacle. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10-month-old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping page-turner presents the story of the people on the plane, the friends and families left behind, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue. It is a story of accomplishment, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.
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Daisy Buchanan S Daughter Book 2 Carole Lombard S Plane Book 2 Carole Lombard S Plane

Author : Tom Carson
ISBN : 0982597347
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She was born during the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the American Midwest after her father's death on the polo field and her mother's later suicide. As a young war reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha Beach and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She spent the 1950s hobnobbing in Hollywood with Marlene Dietrich and Gene Kelly. She went to West Africa as an Ambassador's wife as the New Frontier dawned. She comforted a distraught Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington, D.C., as the Vietnam war turned into a quagmire. And today? Today, it's June 6, 2006: Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller's eighty-sixth birthday. With some asperity, she's waiting for a congratulatory phone call from the President of the United States. Brother, is he ever going to get a piece of her mind.
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I M A Fan Of Carole Lombard Are You Creative Writing Lined Journal

Author : I'm a Fan of Journals
ISBN : 1796238473
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This matte 6"x9" contemplative composition notebook journal is great for folks to write down their notes about their favorite celebrities. This portable book can even be used as a free-form planner (that you can use to plan your "accidental" celebrity run-ins). It has 120 lined pages and a cover that has an affirming fan message. Quiet reflection has been shown to calm the mind and help retain information. Create a fabulous ritual and reap the benefits! description

Fairfax High School Alumni

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: David Janssen, Carole Lombard, Jack Kemp, Allan Sherman, Phil Spector, Flea, Herb Alpert, Steven Adler, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, Demi Moore, David Arquette, Anthony Kiedis, Timothy Hutton, Charles Herbert, Az-Zahir Hakim, Alain Johannes, Frank Simes, Gower Champion, Mike Epstein, Marc Cooper, Jack J. Catton, Darla Hood, Larry Sherry, Michael Aushenker, Chanel Iman, Louis Galen, Norm Sherry, Claude S. Fischer, Zev Yaroslavsky, Martha Tilton, Chris Mills, Byron Allen, George W. Dickerson, Dorothy Jeakins, Michele Greene, Jim Hardy. Excerpt: Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 - May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 93, having previously served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 89. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole. Kemp had previously contended for the presidential nomination in the 1988 Republican primaries. Before entering politics, Kemp was a professional quarterback for 13 years. He played briefly in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL), but became a star in the American Football League (AFL). He served as captain of both the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills and earned the AFL Most Valuable Player award in 1965 after leading the Bills to a second consecutive championship. He played in the AFL for all 10 years of its existence, appeared in its All-Star game seven times, played in its championship game five times, and set many of the league's career passing records. Kemp also co-founded the AFL Players Association, for which he served five terms as...

The Lombardo Story

Author : Beverly Fink Cline
ISBN : 9780986876318
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lombardo Story, Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, the band's life and times, by Beverly Fink Cline, is an eBook re-issue of a 1979 book published by Musson Book Co., a division of General Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Featuring an introduction by Lebert Lombardo, the book is written with co-operation by members of the Lombardo family, who kindly spoke on many occasions with the author (whose grandfather was a childhood friend of Guy, Carmen and Lebert Lombardo) and provided her with photographs from their personal collections. The book also features reminiscences and photographs about other legendary performers, songwriters and venues, contributed by other band members, friends and fans. These memories range from stories about Louis Armstrong, John Jacob Loeb, the Roosevelt Grill, the Waldorf-Astoria, Guy's speedboating victories, to, of course, the band's longtime association with the song Auld Lang Syne and New Year's Eve.
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More Fabulous Faces

Author : Larry Carr
ISBN : UOM:39015061467992
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Hotel San Carlos

Author : Robert A. Melikian
ISBN : 0738571415
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On the corner of Central Avenue and Monroe Street, in the center of downtown Phoenix, is the historic Hotel San Carlos. Local Native Americans once worshipped a god of learning in this same area, and so early white settlers chose the site for the city's first school, the Little Adobe School, in 1873. After the Little Adobe School, the location served as a ballpark, a brick schoolhouse, the Central School, and finally the Hotel San Carlos, which opened in March 1928. The first hotel in Phoenix to boast steam heat, elevators, and air-conditioning, Hotel San Carlos has a remarkable story and has even seen its share of movie stars, including Mae West, Gene Autry, and Marilyn Monroe. Clark Gable always stayed in the same corner room on the fourth floor so he could people-watch. Even the friendly ghost of Leone Jensen, who appears regularly at the foot of the guest beds, has added to the unique legacy and continuing popularity of Hotel San Carlos.
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Myrna Loy

Author : Emily W. Leider
ISBN : 9780520253209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the actress from her early dance training, to being typecast as Hollywood's "exotic," to her success in her most famous role, Nora Charles.
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Must We Kill The Thing We Love

Author : William Rothman
ISBN : 9780231537308
Genre : Performing Arts
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William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock's work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, "Each man kills the thing he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood movies of the New Deal era their extraordinary combination of popularity and artistic seriousness. A Hitchcock thriller could be a comedy of remarriage or a melodrama of an unknown woman, both Emersonian genres, except for the murderous villain and godlike author, Hitchcock, who pulls the villain's strings—and ours. Because Hitchcock believed that the camera has a murderous aspect, the question "What if anything justifies killing?," which every Hitchcock film engages, was for him a disturbing question about his own art. Tracing the trajectory of Hitchcock's career, Rothman discerns a progression in the films' meditations on murder and artistic creation. This progression culminates in Marnie (1964), Hitchcock's most controversial film, in which Hitchcock overcame his ambivalence and fully embraced the Emersonian worldview he had always also resisted. Reading key Emerson passages with the degree of attention he accords to Hitchcock sequences, Rothman discovers surprising affinities between Hitchcock's way of thinking cinematically and the philosophical way of thinking Emerson's essays exemplify. He finds that the terms in which Emerson thought about reality, about our "flux of moods," about what it is within us that never changes, about freedom, about America, about reading, about writing, and about thinking are remarkably pertinent to our experience of films and to thinking and writing about them. He also reflects on the implications of this discovery, not only for Hitchcock scholarship but also for film criticism in general.
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Affair To Remember

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ISBN : 1610595572
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"A warm and intimate account of many of the world's greatest love stories-- captivating tales of grand passions, charismatic personalities, and extraordinary exploits. Some of these affairs shocked the world, others altered the course of history. Included in the book are the stories of Lord Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson, Napoleon and Josephine, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas, Victoria and Albert, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, and many more"--Page 4 of cover.
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Two Lovers

Author : Beverly Adam
ISBN : 1523402512
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Two Lovers is the love story between legendary Hollywood film actress Carole Lombard, and the famous singer known as "The Valentino of the Radio," Russ Columbo. Recently divorced from her first husband, William Powell (The Thin Man), Carole attends a performance at The Cocoanut Grove to hear popular radio star and composer Russ Columbo sing, beginning an unforgettable romance. "Beverly Adam's fascinating account of Russ and Carole's star-crossed love story is a must read." Damon Leigh, President of The Russ Columbo Society.