CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The 2016 Lombard Cup

Hello everyone, it's autumn, which means another Lombard Cup. Usually it's me against my friend Kristen with our chosen stars competing against each other.  But this year it's different. I have enlisted 11 friends and they have each chosen one of their favorite actresses and will be competing in several categories over the course of the next three weeks. I too am playing which makes it 12 actresses total. The fun begins Sunday morning as I will have the selection process done on Saturday to see which friend will be competing against another with their chosen stars. The rules are still the same, you get a point for each match won, and 1/2 point for a tie. Whoever accumulates the most points at the end will be the 2016 Lombard Cup champion, as presented by our lovely host Carole. And Carole will not be participating as he is the hostess so I have chosen another favorite leading lady of mine.  In fact here are all the 12 stars competing as the people who chose them.

Rosalind Russell - Desiree
Bette Davis - Katrina
Myrna Loy - Josh
Loretta Young - Tracy
Natalie Wood - Starla
Shelley Winters - Kimba
Irene Dunne - Josie
Agnes Moorehead - Mari
Ingrid Bergman - Gillian
Audrey Hepburn - Virginie
Katharine Hepburn - Jessica 
Elizabeth Taylor - Monty

The categories they will be competing in are: Top 5 Favorite Films, Top 5 Favorite Performances or Roles, Most Stylish, and maybe another one. Haven't decided yet.
There will be 6 matches every three days for the next three weeks or so. Gonna be so much fun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Favorite Classic Movie and TV Cars Final Race: Courtney's 71 Cuda vs Joan's 77 Trans Am

Sorry for the delay but here we go with the final race in the favorite classic movie and TV cars Summer series. Courtney with the 71 Cuda from the Phantasm movies takes on Joan's choice of the 77 Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit. The race will run through Sunday evening. Good luck to both ladies. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Classic Movie/TV Cars Race 2 now underway...

Congratulations to Joan for winning race 1 with Bandit's Trans-Am. So here we go with race 2 competitors in which the winner will face Joan in the third and deciding race to declare the winner next week

71 Plymouth Cuda (Phantasm) Captain: Courtney
Dragula (The Munsters TV series) Captain: Kimba
General Lee 69 Charger (Dukes of Hazzard) Captain: Jesse
68 Mustang GT390 Fastback (Bullitt) Captain: Monty

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Classic Movie/TV Cars Race Polls

Hey everyone, got a new event going on my blog starting today. I compete in a NASCAR fantasy league, picking drivers who I think will do good each Sunday. It dawned on me that I could do something like that on here, focusing on classic movie and TV cars. Cars that are iconic and known through-out the world. And I decided to invite my friends who play in that league to choose their favorite car to compete in a race/poll. Eight of us will be competing so I broke it down into two polls. First one begins today, and the second begins next Sunday. The winner from each poll will then face off in the third and final match to declare a champion. And if it goes well this will be the start of a regular series as their are tons more cars we can choose from. So here is the line-up for the first match featuring 4 competitors: 

82 AMC DeLorean (Back to the Future) Captain: Josh
77 Pontiac Trans-Am (Smokey and the Bandit Captain: Joan
55 Lincoln Futura (Batmobile, 1960's) Captain: Jason
63 Volkswagen Model 117 Beetle (The Love Bug) Captain: Cassandra

This match will run through Friday afternoon..good luck to start those engines!!
And remember its one vote per person but you can vote from different devices, i.e. laptop, tablet, smartphone..

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Congratulations to Jimmy Stewart in winning the 2016 Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney

Well it's official...Jimmy Stewart is the Favorite Classic Movie Actor of 2016 after defeating William Powell 28-22. Jimmy joins the tourney's first winner Cary Grant and he pretty much dominated from the get go. His match with William Powell was his closest one. I like to thank John of Mythical Monkey who  helped me put on this 2nd annual actor's tourney and to all those who voted. We'll do it again soon.

Friday, July 22, 2016

2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney Championship Match: William Powell vs James Stewart

Alright, Alright, Alright..we have arrived at the final match in the 2nd annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. It will be 30's era winner William Powell vs 40's era winner James Stewart. This marks both actors first time in the championship match. Powell made it to the final four last time only to lose to 50's era champion William Holden. And Stewart made it to the elite 8 that same year only to lose to eventual tourney winner Cary Grant. The match begins now and will run through Friday evening!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Final Four in the 2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney is now set and underway

Well we started with 64 classic movie actors and now are down to the final four. An what an interesting final four it is. William Powell, who won the 30's bracket will face 50's era winner John Wayne while 40's era winner James Stewart will face 60's era winner Jack Lemmon.  William Powell is the only previous final four finalist to make it back to the big dance.  The matches will run through Friday afternoon. And I want to thank my good friend John Parker of Mythical Monkey who helped me put on this tourney.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Round 4: Era Finales

Now we get to the exciting part. 4 matches and 8 actors left for the 2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. One match per era to decide who will represent the final four. The two matches taking place here are the 40's and 60's era finales while my good friend John at Mythical Monkey handles the 30's and 50's era. Here's the link to his awesome blog: mythicalmonkey
These matches will run through Friday afternoon and then the final four will begin on Saturday. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Round 3 (60's era semi-final matches) are now underway

Here we go with round 3 in the Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament. Two semi-final matches for the 60's era start today and will wrap up on Saturday afternoon.  Once again you click on the link below to go vote on the other eras of 30's and 50's at my good friend John's blog, Mythical Monkey:  mythicalmonkey

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Round 3 (40's era semi-final matches) are now underway

Here we go with round 3 in the Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tournament. Two semi-final matches for the 40's era start today and will wrap up on Wednesday afternoon. Then two semi-final matches for the 60's era will begin later on that evening. Once again you click on the link below to go vote on the other eras of 30's and 50's at my good friend John's blog, Mythical Monkey:  mythicalmonkey

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Olivia de Havilland: my review of GOVERNMENT GIRL (1943)

Government Girl (1943) is a vastly underrated and little known Olivia movie that is fun to watch.  Olivia plays Elizabeth "Smokey" Allard, a Washington secretary who knows the ins and outs of Washington DC as war is ongoing and weapons must be made. Also the housing shortage is in full affect as Smokey does her best to find her gal pal May (played by Anne Shirley) and her beau a hotel room for their honeymoon. In the meantime auto make ED Browne (played by Sonny Tufts) arrives in time to see what he can do to help production. Of course he doesn't know how to deal with the politics of Washington so Smokey lends a hand. This is B movie but it is still fun to watch. Some say Olivia over-reacts in her performance but I think it's fun. She is ably supported by Tufts, Shirley, Agnes Moorehead, Harry Davenport and Una O'Connor. I recommend this delightful little movie for those who have never seen it.   Oh best scene is where Smokey and May get drunk to try and get some information from an unsavory character. Olivia is hysterical!


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