To remember Carole I’m spending some of my day listening to her voice on the radio. With the exception of interviews, WWII bond related appearances and one program I couldn’t find in good condition, the radio programs included in this post is the entire library of Carole Lombard scripted radio performances. That in itself is sad given that her talent for comedy came across beautifully on the medium.
Carole Lombard’s death remains among the most tragic in Hollywood history, it’s a tragedy I don’t even like to think about. Instead I remember Carole as the vibrant, beautiful energy that graced the screen and in far too few instances graced the airwaves as well. I hope you enjoy these shows as much as I do. It’s a wonderful way to remember a star gone way too soon.
Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942)
- The Silver Theater presents Carole in “Murder, Unlimited”
- Carole on “The Chase and Sanborn Hour” in an episode also featuring Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, host Don Ameche and others:
Following are three Screen Guild Theatre presentation starring Carole Lombard:
- “Tailored by Toni” featuring Spring Byington, Edward Everett Horton, Carole Lombard and James Stewart
- Carole Lombard, Robert Young and Ralph Bellamy in “The Awful Truth
- Carole and Fred MacMurray in “True Confession”
From the Lux Radio Theatre:
- “My Man Godfrey” starring William Powell, Carole, Gail Patrick, Mischa Auer and David Niven
With Bill Powell and cast during the rehearsal and taping of “My Man Godfrey” for Lux:
- Carole and Basil Rathbone in “That Certain Woman”
- Cary Grant, Carole and Kay Francis in “In Name Only”
- Carole along with Bob Hope bring you “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”
- James Stewart joins Carole for “The Moon’s Our Home”
Thanks for compiling this!
Thanks so much for all the links. I guess I have a lot of listening in next few days!
My father, Myron Davis, a LIFE Magazine photographer, took the last photos of her. Some of his photos and an interview of him were published in Black & White Magazine. The interview is reproduced online at: