Carole Lombard

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 [Audiobook]

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3 [Audiobook] by Robert Matzen
English | January 22, 2014 | ASIN: B00HZRLND4, ISBN: 1482996685 | [email protected] kbps | 12 hrs 3 mins | 333 MB
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert | Genre: Nonfiction/Biography/History

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3  

Posted by free4magazines at Nov. 24, 2014
Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3

Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0988502518 | 2013 | 400 pages | 2 MB / 2 MB

This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, 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.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE - Ernst Lubitsch (1942) - DVD5  

Posted by cinefile at Feb. 12, 2010
TO BE OR NOT TO BE - Ernst Lubitsch (1942) - DVD5

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) - Ernst Lubitsch - DVD5
A Film by Ernst Lubitsch
Art-House | DVD5 | 1.33:1 | BW | Original english version | Optional French Subtitles | 99 min.
Untouched DVD Image (.ISO) | PAL | 4.3GB | 200MB RARs | RS

Ernst Lubitsch's black comedy details the efforts of a Polish theatrical company to help the resistance effort. All-round star of vaudeville, stage, radio, screen and television, Jack Benny, is the star with Carole Lombard as his unfaithful but heroic wife. The real trouble starts when a Professor Siletsky arrives in Warsaw supposedly to spy on the Nazis, but in reality to help the Gestapo destroy the Resistance. The theatre group use their skills to impersonate Nazi officers, Gestapo agents, and even Hitler, yet nothing goes to plan…

On its initial release this film was a flop, deemed as bad taste since America had just gone to war. Also, 33 year old Carole Lombard was killed one month previous to the premiere, in a plane crash whilst selling U.S. war bonds, tragically cutting off her distinguished career of screwball comedies asnl light dramas. But as time has passed, the film has received much praise from film historians and has finally made a profit, if belatedly. It is, admittedly, riddled with wartime propaganda, as the Nazis are all bungling incompetents arresting each other and the RAF flyers are all high spirited heroes, but these touches add to the comic value of the piece. Note too that Lubitsch was himself a Berliner of Jewish descent and keen to show his opposition to the Nazis.

Jack Benny as Josef Tura is excellent as the ham actor delivering his one-liners with proficiency, as is comedienn Carole Lombard as Maria Tura ("What a husband doesn't know won't hurt his wife"). Sig Ruman, German in real life, puts his accent to good use as "Concentration Camp" Errhard, and Robert Stack is the airman who destroys Tura's life by walking out on his Hamlet soliloquy. (Martin Hunt)
Berlioz - OPd Strasbourg, Lombard - Symphonie Fantastique, etc. (199_, Erato # ECD 55030)

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique / Ouvertures: Benvenuto Cellini & Le Carnaval Romain
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg / Alain Lombard
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 304 MB | Full Artwork: 58 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Erato # ECD 55030 | Country/Year: France 199_
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"Alain Lombard is among the leading French conductors from the latter half of the twentieth century. He has held numerous prestigious positions both in the operatic and orchestral realms. Lombard is best known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly of Bizet's Carmen, Gounod's Faust and Romeo et Juliette, Delibes' Lakmé, and Massenet's Werther. He has also garnered notice for his Puccini and Verdi, as well as for instrumental works by Berlioz, Debussy, and Ravel. Lombard's repertory is hardly limited to French and Italian music, however, as it takes in chunks of Prokofiev, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and many others. He has made numerous recordings since the 1960s for a range of labels, including EMI, Elektra, Erato, Forlane, and Valois…"

No Man of Her Own (1932)  

Posted by fekmax at Aug. 10, 2015
No Man of Her Own (1932)

No Man of Her Own (1932)
English | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1044 Kbps | 576x432 | 23.976 fps | 696 MB
Audio: MP3, 128 Kbps | 1 channel | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:21:23 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (embedded, srt)
Genre: Drama, Romance

Clark Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. He meets a lonely, but slightly wild, librarian, Carole Lombard, while he is hiding out. The two get married after Lombard wins a coin flip and they move back to the city. Gable continues his gambling/cheating scheme unbeknownst to Lombard. When she discovers his "other life", she presures him to quit. Gable feels crowded and tells her that he is leaving for South America. In fact, Gable has decided he wants to go straight and turns himself in to the cop…

Love Before Breakfast (1936)  

Posted by fekmax at June 27, 2015
Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Love Before Breakfast (1936)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1279 Kbps | 576x432 | 23.976 fps | 694 MB
Audio: MP3, 96.0 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:09:55 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French (idx/sub files)
Genre: Comedy

Kay Colby (Carole Lombard) is a Park Avenue beauty with two suitors: Bill Wadsworth (Cesar Romero), who she's engaged to, and Scott Miller (Preston Foster). To clear his way, Scott buys the oil company Bill works for and sends him to Japan. Then he sends his own girl friend, Countess Campanella (Betty Lawford), to Hawaii to get her out of the way as well. Kay is upset by Bill's leaving, and annoyed by Scott pressing his suit, but Scott has the assistance and approval of Kay's mother (Janet Beecher) in his efforts, and the advice of his friend and business partner, Brinkerhoff (Richard Carle).

No More Orchids (1932)  

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 23, 2015
No More Orchids (1932)

No More Orchids (1932)
English | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1844 Kbps | 640x480 | 23.976 fps | 1023 MB
Audio: AC-3, 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:08:02 minutes
Genre: Drama | Romance

At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony.

In Name Only (1939)  

Posted by Efgrapha at Nov. 11, 2014
In Name Only (1939)

In Name Only (1939)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:34:28 | 4.18 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Romance

Based on Memory of Love, a novel by Bessie Breuer, In Name Only is soap opera par excellence, blessed with a peerless cast. Carole Lombard plays widow Julie Eden, who meets and falls in love with unhappily married Alec Walker (Cary Grant). Having married Alec solely for his wealth and family prestige, his manipulative wife, Maida (Kay Francis), has managed to convince everyone – even Alec's parents – that she is the victimized one and that Alec is an irresponsible philanderer. Making matters worse, Maida refuses to give Alec a divorce so that he can find happiness in the arms of the sweet, unassuming Julie. Almost miraculously, Maida agrees to let Alec go, only to capriciously renege at the last minute and sue Julie for alienation of affections. Disconsolately, Alec goes on a bender, falling asleep in front of an open window and contracting pneumonia. As Alec lays seriously ill in a hospital bed, Julie tearfully agrees to give him up if only Maida will try to make him happy.

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)  

Posted by sono.il.garante at Jan. 4, 2014
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
TVRip | Lang: English | mkv | 672x512 | Avc 1106Kbps | Vorbis 86Kbps | 83:22mins | 698mb
Genre: Drama, Romance | USA

Tony (Charles Laughton), a successful but illiterate middle-aged grape farmer, sends the photograph of his handsome young foreman, Joe (William Gargan), instead of his own, hoping to woo and marry Amy (Carole Lombard), a waitress in a San Francisco restaurant. Through a series of letters, the two become close and Tony invites his "future wife" to visit. When the beautiful, young Amy arrives at Tony's Napa, California ranch she falls for the wrong man thinking that Joe is the wealthy Tony. When Tony tries to win her over in broken English, she is at first furious and then charmed. But Tony breaks his legs while showing off to impress Amy, and – left alone to care for a cripple – she reluctantly succumbs to Joe's charms and becomes pregnant. Although Tony discovers that he has been cuckolded and that Joe has run off, his anger turns to genuine love and he offers to take Amy back unconditionally for the sake of the child and his own true feelings for Amy.

Love Before Breakfast (1936)  

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 30, 2011
Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Love Before Breakfast (1936)
DVDRip | AVI | ~70 min | XviD 640x480 ~2366 kbps avg | 1.35 GB
audio#1-2: English, Russian | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps
Comedy

Love Before Breakfast was the scintillating title Universal chose over Spinster Dinner, the Faith Baldwin novel upon which this airy comedy is based. Carole Lombard is a Park Avenue beauty squired by Preston S. Foster and Cesar Romero. Since neither gentleman is a prize catch, Lombard is fey and fickle throughout the film. That's all there is to Love Before Breakfast, which might have been completely forgotten had it not been for a famous 1930s-era painting in which a detailed poster for the film is the focus of attention. There's one iconoclastic alteration in the painting: Carole Lombard has been given a black eye.