Profane Angel

The Life and Career of Carole Lombard


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About the Book

When Carole Lombard was tragically killed in a plane crash on January 16, 1942, she was 33 years old and had been a film actress for almost 20 years, yet her best work probably still lay ahead. She had reached a career high point, earning praise for her talents as a comedienne as well as a dramatic actress.
As well liked as she was on screen, she was equally popular off screen, known for being witty, uninhibited and a great party-giver. Blonde and beautiful, she reigned as the queen of Hollywood when she married Clark Gable, its king.
This book offers a thorough examination of her too-short life and provides information about her 78 films, including cast and credits, synopses, reviews and comments. Photographs from her life and films complete the work.

About the Author(s)

Writer Jerry Vermilye is an actor and lives in New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Jerry Vermilye
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 185
Bibliographic Info: 60 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6267-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5160-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
The Biography  3
The Films
(in Order of Release)
A Perfect Crime 69
Gold Heels 70
Dick Turpin 70
Gold and the Girl 71
Marriage in Transit 71
Hearts and Spurs 72
Durand of the Badlands 73
The Road to Glory 73
The Johnstown Flood 74
The Fighting Eagle 74
Smith’s Pony 75
A Gold Digger of Weepah 75
The Girl from Everywhere 76
Run, Girl, Run 77
The Beach Club 77
Smith’s Army Life 77
The Best Man 78
The Swim Princess 78
The Bicycle Flirt 79
Half a Bride 79
The Divine Sinner 80
The Girl from Nowhere 81
His Unlucky Night 82
Smith’s Restaurant 82
Power 83
The Campus Vamp 83
Motorboat Mamas 84
Me, Gangster 84
Show Folks 85
Hubby’s Weekend Trip 86
The Campus Carmen 86
Ned McCobb’s Daughter 87
Matchmaking Mamas 87
High Voltage 88
Don’t Get Jealous 89
Big News 89
The Racketeer 91
Dynamite 91
The Arizona Kid 92
Safety in Numbers 94
Fast and Loose 94
It Pays to Advertise 96
Man of the World 97
Ladies’ Man 99
Up Pops the Devil 100
I Take This Woman 101
The House That Shadows Built 103
No One Man 103
Sinners in the Sun 104
Virtue 106
No More Orchids 108
No Man of Her Own 109
From Hell to Heaven 111
Supernatural 112
The Eagle and the Hawk 114
Brief Moment 116
White Woman 117
Bolero 119
We’re Not Dressing 122
Twentieth Century 123
Now and Forever 126
Lady by Choice 128
The Gay Bride 130
Rumba 131
Hands Across the Table 133
Love Before Breakfast 135
The Princess Comes Across 137
My Man Godfrey 139
Swing High, Swing Low 141
Nothing Sacred 144
True Confession 146
Fools for Scandal 148
Made for Each Other 150
In Name Only 152
Vigil in the Night 154
They Knew What They Wanted 156
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 159
To Be or Not to Be 161
Carole Lombard on Radio  165
Bibliography  167
Index  169

Book Reviews & Awards

“A great primer for readers interested in learning about a classic Hollywood star. … Writers can sometimes bog down a biography when they talk about films within the narrative of a star’s life, but that doesn’t happen in this book. The format’s splitting makes it an easy and quick read and provides a great watchlist of films to explore.”—Library Journal