Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cowboys From Texas

In 1939 Carole starred in the western Cowboys From Texas. She plays June Jones, a rancher's daughter who meets three cowboys known as the "Mesquiteers". The cast includes Robert Livingston, Duncan Renaldo, Charles Middleton, and Betty Compson. You can watch some clips from the movie here ...

 Duncan Renaldo and Carole

Carole and Charles Middleton

Friday, March 20, 2015

Carole In The Tovarich Trailer

In 1937 Carole appeared in the trailer for the comedy Tovarich.  Although she does not have a role in the movie she was under contract at Warner Brothers at the time. Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer starred in Tovarich. You can watch the trailer here ...

A Lady Says Yes

In 1945 Carole made her Broadway debut in the musical A Lady Says Yes. The plot was about a Navy lieutenant who hallucinates during surgery and imagines himself back in 1500's Venice. Carole played a seductress named Ghisella and got to sing several songs including "Without a Caress" and "Don't Wake Them Up Too Soon". She said "I am enjoying it and it is nice to do a play for a change." The show opened on January 10 at the Broadhurst theatre . Reviewers called it a "silly, harmless diversion" but they praised Carole's performance. Unfortunately A Lady Says Yes was not a hit and it closed after 87 performances. During the production Carole had a romantic relationship with her costar Jacqueline Susann. In 1966 Jacqueline wrote the best-selling novel Valley Of The Dolls. The character of Jennifer North was based on Carole.

Jacqueline Susann, Carole, and Christine Ayres

Buddy Morris, Carole, and Sue Ryan

Jacqueline Susann's autograph (from Elizabeth's collection)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Was Carole In Girls On Probation?

 In 1938 Carole was supposed to have a role in the prison drama Girls On Probation. Her name appears in the cast list in several newspaper articles. At the time she was under contract at Warner Brothers. Ronald Reagan, Jane Bryan, and Anthony Averill starred in the movie. Fans who have seen the Girls On Probation have not been able to find Carole in it. Was she replaced by another actress or was her part cut out of the film?

 Here is a screenshot from Girls On Probation. Is that Carole on the right?

Carole and Ronald Reagan on the Warner Brothers lot

You can watch a scene with Peggy Shannon and Jane Bryan here ...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Carole's Movie Costumes

Take a look at some of the costumes Carole wore in here films ...

 She wore this suit in Four Jills In A Jeep. It is from Elizabeth Ann's personal collection. You 
can see a clip of Carole wearing it here ...

She wore this dress in Dance Hall. It was sold at Julien's auctions in 2013.

She wore this robe in My Gal Sal. It was sold at Julien's auctions in 2012.

She wore this suit in Having Wonderful Crime. It is in collection of Nicholas Inglis. In 2015 this 
suit was on display at the Museum Of Brisbane.

Photo from The Vintage Film Costume Collector

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Carole adored her fans and never turned down an autograph request. She usually personalized her autographs and often added the greeting "Happiness Always". Here are some authentic autographs ...

A signed photo from 1948 (from Elizabeth's personal collection)

A signed press release (from Elizabeth's personal collection)