Today we’re launching The Old Hollywood Times official podcast with an episode dedicated to the career and death of Carole Lombard. In this episode, host Wesley Emblidge talks with Dr. Emily Carman, professor of film studies at Chapman University’s Dodge College, whose book Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System looks partly at Lombard’s career, and how she worked as a freelance agent rather than with one studio. We discuss this, along with one of our favorite Lombard films, My Man Godfrey, in the episode—listen below.
You can download this episode and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Where to Watch My Man Godfrey
Buy it on DVD
Stream on Archive.org
For More on Carole Lombard’s Death
Read our obituary of Lombard, detailing the circumstances that lead to her death
Read Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3, by Robert Matzen, for an extremely in-depth look at the events leading up to and following the crash
Listen to You Must Remember This, episode 28: “Carole Lombard and Clark Gable”